Eddie Kelly’s reel

Also known as Eddy Kelly’s.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Jug Of Punch (a few times).

Eddie Kelly’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Eddie Kelly's has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
c|:AGEC DEDC | A,DED A,DDC | DEFE F3 A | Bdfe d3 c|
AGEC A,3 =B, | C3 D EGc=B | dfed cGAc | BGFG FDDc :|
|:fddc dcde | fddd fdeg | fddc defd | eggg ecce |
fddc defd | eaaa gedg | eccc c3 A | BAGE FD D2 :|
X: 2
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
dc|:AGEC D3C|G,A,~A,2 DEFD|EFFE FADF|Adfe Addc|
AGEC A,3=B,|CB,CD E2Ac|dfed cGAc|1 BAGE FDdc:|2 BAGE FDdD||
|:dfec Adde|fAdf egce|fAd^c defd|egge edce |
fAd^c defd|ggag gedf|ecc=B ~c3d|1 =B/_B/AGE FDdD:|2 =B/_B/AGE FDdc||
X: 3
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
dc|:AGEC D3C|~A,3C DEFD|EFFE FADF|Adfe d3c|
AGEC ~A,3=B,|CB,CD E2GA|dfed cGAc|1 BAGE FDdc:|2 BAGE FDD2||
|:dfec Adde|~f2df ecce|fdd^c defd|eggf edce|
~f3e defd|~g2ag gecf|ecc=B ~c3c|1 BAGE FDD2:|2 BAGE FDdc||
X: 4
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
B|AGEC D3C|A,DDC A,DFD|DEFE EF2G|Acfe d3c|
AGEC A,3=B,|C3D EGc=B|dfed cGAc|BGFE FDD:|
|:g|fd~d2 d3e|fddf eceg|fddc defd|eg~g2 ecce|
fddc defd|eaaf gedf|edc=B cGAc|BGFE FDD:|

Eleven comments

As played by Kathleen Collins, more or less. She plays it with Jug of Punch. When I do these I usually slap on a random G minor tune at the end, just to make the guitar player sweat.

Another version

Source :Seamus & Kevin Glackin : Na saighne

Quote: "a random G minor tune at the end, just to make the guitar player sweat."
On the contrary a Gminor tune is a welcome relief from all the D-chewnes and helps to make the guitarist’s life a little more interesting.
Now Eflat without a capo is another thing altogether but I prefer Gmin to F & C major.

Perhaps I was thinking in twisted terms. Happy guitar players, sweating with delight.

Eddie kelly’s reel chords??

Hello
I am looing for the guitar backing chords for Eddie kelly’s reel.
Any info greatly appreciated
Rgrds

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Slide - The Flying Pig (Aogan Lynch)
K: Dmin
dc|:AGEC D3C|G,A,~A,2 DEFD|EFFE FADF|Adfe Addc|
AGEC A,3=B,|CB,CD E2Ac|dfed cGAc|1 BAGE FDdc:|2 BAGE FDdD||
|:dfec Adde|fAdf egce|fAd^c defd|egge edce |
fAd^c defd|ggag gedf|ecc=B ~c3d|1 =B/_B/AGE FDdD:|2 =B/_B/AGE FDdc||

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Slide - The Flying Pig (Daire Bracken)
K: Dmin
dc|:AGEC D3C|~A,3C DEFD|EFFE FADF|Adfe d3c|
AGEC ~A,3=B,|CB,CD E2GA|dfed cGAc|1 BAGE FDdc:|2 BAGE FDD2||
|:dfec Adde|~f2df ecce|fdd^c defd|eggf edce|
~f3e defd|~g2ag gecf|ecc=B ~c3c|1 BAGE FDD2:|2 BAGE FDdc||

2nd last bar should be BAGE FDdA

Eddie Kellys reel

Member "MikeSamWilde" started a discussion about Eddie Kelly a few weeks back. I’d posted there that "Eddie Kelly’s" reel had been recorded by Co.Galway flute-player Paddy Carty. This is what the sleeve-notes - by Daniel Michael Collins - have to say about the tune, and Eddie :

"Eddie Kelly’s Reel" was written by Eddie Kelly of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Eddie is a fiddler, under 35 years of age, and he has written what I consider to be a most unusual and classic reel. The time in the first part is very tricky, with its’ dotted 1/4 notes. Eddie wrote this reel in 10 minutes about 8 years ago [*]. I have found that although the reels are acknowledged as being of the highest standard by all who hear them, they are virtually unknown. The reels should be played slower than normal tempo, savouring the dotted 1/4s."

[*] - the record was released in 1974, which would mean Eddie composed this reel around 1966.

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X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Paddy Glackin & Jolyon Jackson - Hidden Ground
K: Dmin
B|AGEC D3C|A,DDC A,DFD|DEFE EF2G|Acfe d3c|
AGEC A,3=B,|C3D EGc=B|dfed cGAc|BGFE FDD:|
|:g|fd~d2 d3e|fddf eceg|fddc defd|eg~g2 ecce|
fddc defd|eaaf gedf|edc=B cGAc|BGFE FDD:|

Actually played single on this recording but I’ve added repeat bars in. I think they might have played it single because they considered it to be a bit repetitive as a double reel when played slowly.