Farewell To Cailroe reel

Also known as Farewell To Kilrae, Farewell To Kilroe.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Paddy Ryan’s Dream (lots of times), The Coalminer’s (a few times) and Finbar Dwyer’s (a few times).

Farewell To Cailroe has been added to 1 tune set.

Farewell To Cailroe has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To Cailroe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2 EC DCDE | CA,CE ABcd | e2 ^df eAcA | BGAF GEFD |
EFGE AGEc | d2 ce d2 cd | efed BA A2 | BEGB A4 :|
A2 ec dcdB | cABG AGED | B,CDB, EDEF | GEBG AGEG |
A2 EA CAEA | FdBA GEFG | A2 ec dcdB | GABG A4 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Farewell To Cailroe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E|A2EC DCDE|(3CB,A, CE A2Bd|(3efe ^df eAcA|BGAB GED=G|
EFGE AGED|dece d2cd|efed BA~A2|BeGB A3 :|
E|A2ec dcdB|ceBe AGED|B,CDB, EDEF|GEBG AGEc|
A2EA CAEA|FdBA GEFG|(3ABA Ed dcdB|GABG A2 :|
X: 3
T: Farewell To Cailroe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2AF GFGA |FDFA defg |ab^gb a=gfd | efde cABc |
ABcA dcAf |gafa g2fg |~a3g edcd |eAce d3 A :||
d2 af gfeg |fgef dcAG | EFGE A2 EA | cAec dcAc |
d2 Ad FdAd | Beed cABc | da^ga =gfge | cdec d4 :||

Thirteen comments

Farewell To Cailroe

Not a tune that I’ve heard played that often - Sean Maguire, certainly, and I think maybe Billy McComiskey, with or without Brendan Mulvihill. Not a flute or whistle tune at all, because of the range and the G#s, however, I bought an A whistle from John Sindt a while back, and it works on that. I think it may have been composed by Finbar Dwyer.

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Nice one Kenny!

Always loved Sean Playing this one and I have heard Tom Ginley play it on a silver flute.Dead right about the composer also.

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Yeah, good box tune

First heard this one from Damien Mullane, the great young London box player. Also to be heard on Eliot Grasso’s CD, Standing Room Only

Great tune but doesn’t the melody have a bit of a hornpipe feel to it or is it just me?

I’m learning this tune at the moment. I’ve spent time over the last few years learning some of Finbarr’s more obscure tunes. I think this should become part of my repertoire since it is slightly more common than some of his other compositions.

I’m learning it in C and D though.

Richard Dwyer

Setting #2 comes from the playing of Richard Dwyer, Finbarr’s brother, on a recording called ‘Kitty’s Rambles’. It is not, as yet, in the recordings database. I was given it on a memory stick, without track titles, and have not found any info about it on the web - I assume it has been deleted.

Finbarr, not Richard

So ‘Kitty’s Rambles’ (the album) is by Finbarr, not Richard Dwyer? That explains a lot, as I didn’t think Richard D. played the accordion (A flute player, wasn’t he?). The files I have must be incorrectly marked.

Richard Dwyer…

Don’t know about flute, but Richard was certainly a whistle player.

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Richard plays mainly box (https://thesession.org/recordings/1909).

Michael (God rest him) was the renowned whistle player (considered by many to be among the best that has ever lived) though he also played fiddle. We only had his memorial festival this last weekend.

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Keich…

Sorry - thanks for the correction, "Hurler". I was remembering sleeve notes from the Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire recording which said that they’d learned "Richard Dwyer’s" from a whistle-player, and I made a totally false connection, transforming Richard Dwyer into the whistle-player. Should have checked, of course, although I did try by looking up Fintan Vallely’s "Companion", which wasn’t any help in this instance. And as if that’s not daft enough, it was me who posted the Michael Dwyer CD just last week ! I’d love to get to that festival sometime.
All the best, Kenny

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Re: Farewell To Cailroe

This tune is also good in G (heard a box player from Ardrahan play it that way) and also in D - which does suit the flute and whistle!

Farewell To Cailroe, X:3

Version in D (probably the most common key for this).