Frankie Kennedy’s reel

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Frankie Kennedy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:Aeed ~e3f|gefd edBG|Aeed ~e3f|gefd B~A3|
Aeed ~e3f|g2fg efge|d2ef g3e|~e2ge B~A3||
Aeed ~e3f|(3gfefd edBG|Aeed ~e3f|g2fd B~A3|
Aeed ~e3f|gafg efge|d2ef g3e|~e2ge b~a3||
b2ef ~g3z|g2fg efg2|a~e3 ~g3e|~e2ge b~a3|
b2ef ~g3z|g2fg efge|d2ef g3e|~e2ge b~a3||
b2ef ~g3z|g2fg efg2|a~e3 geBe|geaf b~a3|
b2ef ~g3z|g2fg efge|d2ef g3e|[1~e2ge B~A3:|[2~e2ge BAGE|A8||
X: 2
T: Frankie Kennedy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2 de fded|ABAG FDDe|fdec ABAG|EFGE D2 de|
fded A3G|EFGE A2 de|fdec ABAG|EFGE D2 FA:||
|:d3e f2 ge|dfed cA A2|G3A GE E2|edcA GE E2|
d3e f2 ge|dfed cA A2|f2 af ge e2|gafe d4:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Frankie Kennedy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: Aeed ~e2de | ge~e2 gedB | Aeed ~e2de | gedB BAAG |
Aeed ~e3f | ~g2fg efge | dged gdeg | edgd BAAG :|
|: agef ~g3f | ~g2fg efge | a2ef ~g3e | dged baag |
agef ~g3f | ~g2fg efge | dged ~g2fg | edgd BAAG :|

Six comments

Frankie Kennedy’s Reel

This is the mysterious third reel on the "Cat that Ate the Candle/Over the Water to Bessie" set played by Frankie Kennedy on Altan’s first album. I can’t find any information on it anywhere so I just called it Frankie Kennedy’s. I don’t know the composer, but just a wild guess I would say either Frankie or Mairead. I am pretty sure that the key of A is correct but the dorian mode is just a guess. It kinda sounds dorian, but without any Cs, I can’t tell for sure.

This one of the first tunes I learned and one of my favorites so I had to share. If anyone has any more information about this tune, please enlighten me.

Aleady posted

Sorry, scott - see "Dandy Denny Cronin", which I posted earlier this year, although Frankie’s setting is slightly different.

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I guess my search was not as thorough as I thought. I probably ran across it but Kennedy’s setting is different enough that I didn’t recognize it. Thanks for the info and sorry for the repost.

Frankie Kennedy’s, X:2

I like this version.

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Re: Frankie Kennedy’s

That’s not a "version", that’s "Father O’Grady’s Trip To Bocca", by Josie McDermott - a completely different tune altogether.

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Frankie Kennedy’s, X:3

Transcribed from Matt Molloy’s playing.