Coffey’s reel

Also known as Brendan McMahon’s, Coffey’s.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Coffey’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Coffey’s has been added to 16 tune sets.

Coffey's has been added to 217 tunebooks.

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One setting

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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.