Westmeath Hunt (reel)
Source: Russell Bros of Doolin Co Clare - Tunes & Songs
A vesion in G of the Dublin reel.
Also middle part of the Kilfenora reels set (after Connemara Stockings).
I think I play that set bannerman, does it also have the fourcourts in it and I think there are about 5 tunes in the set? I was taught the Set by fiddle player Nora NiRaillagh - (Micheal O’Railliagh’s sister)
BB, this is a great set for the set dancers and the final tune is locally known as the Clougher (maybe it also goes under the name of the Four Courts). I thought it was on this site but couldn’t find it so I’ve posted it up today. In Clare the three tunes, starting with the Connemara Stockings, are known as the Kilfenora Set and are definitely one of my favourite sets at any session.
The Kilfenora Set
I heard the set played in Corofin this year and remember it consists of 3 reels, the last of which is "Rip the Calico." Why still remember? Simply because that’s the only tune I could recognise and play.
By the way, Peter Horan recorded this tune as Jackson’s #2 after the Dublin Reel in D.
The Kilfenora Reel Set -
Recorded by Boston’s Connacht Ceili Band on their ‘66 record, as played on the opening track after Redican’s and before the Copperplate. It’s great stuff. The tune does bear a good deal of resemblance to the Dublin, but none of the submissions their accounted for 4 parts and none seemed to try it in G. Since this take was different from all in form, notes, and name, I figured it warranted a new tune.
You can listen to them play it here: http://www.capeirish.com/tune_vault/con_cb/redicans.mp3
You’re right that this version of the Dublin doesn’t appear on the page for the tune (most are the three part version in D - there’s one in G that seems to be a mangled version of this) - but I know this tune as the ‘other’ version of the Dublin reel. I wonder why it hasn’t been added to the other setting?
Gian Marco posted this 12 years ago :
Played by Gary Shannon at the 3rd Tokyo Flute Meeting, 2011
This is the above mentionned set :