Tomeen O’Dea’s reel

Also known as Katy Breems’, Mrs. Halpin’s Favorite, Mrs. Halpin’s Favourite, Thomaisin O’Dea’s, Tom O’Dea, Tom O’Dea’s, Tomaisin O Dea, Tomeen O’Dea, Tomin O’Dea’s.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Davey’s (a few times).

Tomeen O'Dea's has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Tomeen O'Dea's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2AG EGDG|EAAG ABGA|B2AG EGDG|EG~G2 EG~G2|
B2AG GEDG|EAAG ABGA|B2AG GEDG|EG~G2 EG~G2|
G2Bd egdB|GBdB cA~A2|G2Bd edBc|d2Ac B2AB|
G2Bd gedB|GBdB cA~A2|G2Bd edef|~g3a gedc|
X: 2
T: Tomeen O'Dea's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGAG EGDG | EAAG (3ABA GA | BGAG EGDG |1 EG (3GGG EGGA :|
G2 (3Bcd eddg | edBG AGEF | G2 Bd eddg | edBG (3ABA GE |
G2 (3Bcd eddg | edBG AGEG | Bd ~d2 eg ~g2 | agbg aged ||
X: 3
T: Tomeen O'Dea's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGAG EGDG|EAAG ABGA|BGAG EGDG|EGGF G3A|
B2AG EGDG|EAAG ~A2GA|BGAG EGDG|EGGF G3D||
GA (3Bcd edBA|GBdB cAAB|GA (3Bcd edBe|dBAc BGGF|
G2 (3Bcd edBA|GBdB cAAB|GA (3Bcd edBd|(3efg (3fga gedc||
X: 4
T: Tomeen O'Dea's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|B2AG EGDG|EAAG ABGA|B2AG EGDG|EG G2 EG G2|
BGAG EGDG|EAAG ABGA|B2AG GEDG|EG G2 EGGD||
|G2 (3Bcd egdB|GBdB cA A2|G2 (3Bcd edBe|dBAc BGGD|
G2 (3Bcd gedB|GBdB cA A2|G2 (3Bcd edef|g3a gedc||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Source: Na Connery’s : "Part II - Fire in Our Hearts"
Transcription: g.m.p.

1st and 5th bars are interchangeable , also 3rd and 7th.

“Mrs. Halpin’s Favourite Reel” ~ in case “POOF!” is eminent ~

Submitted on July 8th 2006 by tmcelrea.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5944

K: G Major
BGAG EGDG | EAAG (3ABA GA | BGAG EGDG |1 EG (3GGG EGGA :|
2 EG (3GGG EGGF ||
G2 (3Bcd eddg | edBG AGEF | G2 Bd eddg | edBG (3ABA GE |
G2 (3Bcd eddg | edBG AGEG | Bd ~d2 eg ~g2 | agbg aged ||

According to the liner notes from Kevin and Sean Moloney’s album ‘Briging the Gap,’ Sean heard this tune being lilted by a Miss Halpin of Kilmihil, County Clare on an episode of Ciaran Mc Mathuna’s radio programmes.

This particular setting was learned from Patrick Ourceau a few years back.

# Posted on July 8th 2006 by tmcelrea

A nice version it would be a shame to lose in the digital void…

This is on Musical Memories…

Tom Dunne is joined by Joanie Madden and others on this set…Banks of the Ilen, Tailor’s Thimble, and then this tune…but it is not cross-referenced.

Who was mr. o’dea anyway?

Mick Mulcahy agus Cairde

Mick Mulcahy plays this on his "And Friends" album, great tune

Teomin O Dhea

According to Jackie Daly, Teomin O Dhea was a dancemaster in Kerry - in the old days when dancemasters carried a pocket fiddle.