Call Callaghan’s reel

Also known as Cal Callahan’s, Callaghan’s, The Doon, O’Callaghan’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Call Callaghan’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Call Callaghan's has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3d cAAc|BGGB dedc|~B3d cAAc|1 dBcA G2GA:|2 dBcA G2Bc||
dgga gfde|dc (3ABc defd|~g3a gfde|=fddB (3cdc Bc|
dgga gfde|dc (3ABc defa|~g2bg dgbg|~g2bg afdc||
X: 2
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3A GEEG|FDDF ABAG|~F3A G~E3|AFGE FDDE
~F3A G~E3|F/E/D FG ABAG|FGAF GEEG|AFGE FDDF||
Ad d/d/d dcAB|AGFG ABcA|~d3e dcAB|=cBAF G2 FG|
Adfe dcAB|AGFG AB c/B/A|d2 fd adfd|d/d/d fd ecAG||
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X: 3
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3A GE~E2|FDFG ~A3G|~F3F GE~E2|AFGE DFAG|
EFFA GE~E2|FDFG ABAG|~F3A GE~E2|AFGE D4|
Addc dcAd|AGFG AB=cB|Addc dcAB|=c2AG ~G2FG|
Adde dcAd|AGFG AB=cB|Addc defd|egfd ecAG|
X: 4
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||
X: 5
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3A GEE2|FDDF ABAG|FGAF GEE2|AFGE DFAG|
F3A GEE2|FDDF A3G|F3A GEE2|AFGE D4|
Addc d2AB|AGFG ABcA|d3e dcAB|=cBAF G2FG|
Adde dcAB|AGFG ABcA|d2fd d2fd|d2fd ecAG|
X: 6
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3A GEEG | FDDF A3G | ~F3A GE~E2|AFGE D4 :|
Adde dcAB|AGFG ABcA|~d3e dcAB|=cBAF G2 FG|
Adde dcAB|AGFG ABcA|d2 fd Adfd|~d2 fd ecAG ||
X: 7
T: Call Callaghan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:F3A GE3|FEDF ABAG|F3A GE3|AFGE D3E:|
Add2 dcAB|AGFG ABcA|d2dc dBAB|=cBAF G2FG|
Add2 dcAB|AGFG ABcA|d2fd (3ddd fd|d2fd dcAG||

Thirteen comments

The other Doon Reel. Sometimes also played in D, but it sounds brighter to me in G.

Some nice variations I do:
Bars 1 & 3: BDBd cA~A2 or BD (3GAB cAAc
Last few bars of B part: (3gfg ag bgag|dgbg afdc or (3gfg ag bgeg|db (3bbb afdc|

The “Other” Doon in D

This is tune #786 in Norbeck’s collection. He also lists "Callaghan’s" as a title.

Here’s my take on it.

X: 1
T: Doon Reel, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
~F3A GEEG|FDDF ABAG|~F3A G~E3|AFGE FDDE
~F3A G~E3|F/E/D FG ABAG|FGAF GEEG|AFGE FDDF||
Ad d/d/d dcAB|AGFG ABcA|~d3e dcAB|=cBAF G2 FG|
Adfe dcAB|AGFG AB c/B/A|d2 fd adfd|d/d/d fd ecAG||

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The Bonny Bunch of Ferns

This was the title that John Doherty gave this tune. As what?!!? points out, John played it as a pipe imitation.

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Source: The Wynd You Know by Ronan Browne
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

John Kelly’s

John Kelly’s version is:

X:1
T:Ravelled Hank of Yarn, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:John Kelly
R:Reel
K:G
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||

but he called it the Ravelled Hank of Yarn;

Cal Callaghan’s, X:2

Jackie Daly’s setting, pretty much.

Re: The Doon

Niall Kenny: "but he called it the Ravelled Hank of Yarn…"

It’s under that title in O’Neill’s ‘Waifs and Strays’ (1922). He also says it’s a variant of "Nellie O’Donovan", but it’s becoming clear that there is a large family of similar tunes which appear related, including "Ned Kendall’s Favourite" et al.

The Doon, X:4

Slightly simplified D version, as played at sessions here in Austin.

Call Callaghan’s, X:7

We play this after The Lady On The Island.

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Re: Call Callaghan’s

X:7 - There’s a C-natural shown in bar 4 of the B part. Is this superfluous or does it mean the key signature should be two sharps?

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