Coffey’s reel

Also known as Coffey’s.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Concertina (a few times), Walter Sammon’s Grandmother (a few times) and The Gold Ring (a few times).

Coffey’s has been added to 7 tune sets.

Coffey's has been added to 198 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Coffey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B3 A BAGB | A2 FA DAFA | B3 A BAGB | ABde fded |
B3 A BAGB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 E F2 dB | AFDE FEE2 :|
|:G3 F GBdB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 F GBdB | AFDE FEEF |
G3 F GBdB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 E F2 dB | AFDE FEE2 :|

Nine comments

A nice rainy tune.

It is not the same tune as that on the Skylark recording listed above.

Lunasa Version

Lunasa plays this tune in the key of A minor on The Kinnitty Sessions recording.

So what’s the common key then?

Oo, let me guess. The one that Lunasa *doesn’t* do it in.

Eh?

Well, anyway, I was playing through this tune last night and suddenly noticed its similarity to the Curragh Races https://thesession.org/tunes/1760. Perhaps they’re related.

Patrick Street version

. . is very close to the dots posted here (and in the same key).

Re: Brendan McMahon’s

Pretty sure this is the "correct" key. I also found the tune in one of Breandán Breathnach’s "Ceol Rince na hÉireann" books (can’t remember which volume- sorry!) and it is in this key there as well.