Larry Redican’s Bow reel

Also known as Ciaran Kelly’s, Kathleen Brennan, Mary Claflin’s, Mick O’Connor’s, Redican’s Bow.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Larry Redican’s Bow has been added to 2 tune sets.

Larry Redican's Bow has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Larry Redican's Bow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2FD A,DFD| E2GE B,EGE| D2dA BAFA| GEFD EGFE |
(3DED FD A,DFD| (3EFE GE B,EGE| D2dA BAFD|1 {F}EDCE D2(3A,B,C:|2 EDCE DEFA||
~B3A ~B3c| dBBA BdcB |cAAA fAeA |ABce fcec|
~B3A ~B3c| d~B3 BABc |d2cd BAFA |1 B2ce fcec :|2 BdAG FDEF||
X: 2
T: Larry Redican's Bow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FD A,DFD|E2GE B,EGE|FddA BdAF|GEED EGFE|
D2FD A,DFD|E2GE B,EGE|FddA BdAF|1 GECE D3A,:|2 GECE D3A||
|:~B3A ~B3c|dBBA BdcB|A2 (3cBA eAcB|ABce fcec|
~B3A ~B3c|dBBA BFBc|dBcA BAFE|1 FBBA Baec:|2 FBBA BAFE||
X: 3
T: Larry Redican's Bow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FD A,DFD | E2GE B,EGE | DddA BAFD | E2EF EDB,C |
D2FD A,DFD | E2GE B,EGE | DddA BAFD |1 EDEF D3A, :|2 EDEF D2FA ||
|: B3A B2Bc | dBBA BdcB | A2 (3cBA eAcB | ABce faec |
B3A B3c | dBBA B2Bc | dBcA BAFE|1 FBBA B2FA :|2 FBBA BAFE||

Five comments

Great tune. A guitar version appears on Taxi mauve’s "Far Off Fields".

It’s not the "Mick O’Connor’s" that appears on "Redwood".

Seems like there are a lot of different versions of this floating around. The one I learnt at my local session goes something along the lines of this:

X: 1
T: Larry Redican’s Bow
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
D2FD A,DFD|E2GE B,EGE|FddA BdAF|GEED EGFE|
D2FD A,DFD|E2GE B,EGE|FddA BdAF|1 GECE D3A,:|2 GECE D3A||
|:~B3A ~B3c|dBBA BdcB|A2 (3cBA eAcB|ABce fcec|
~B3A ~B3c|dBBA BFBc|dBcA BAFE|1 FBBA Baec:|2 FBBA BAFE||

I’ve heard other versions with a very different B-part ending which I’ll post if I can pick it up next session.

Re: Larry Redican’s Bow

This was recorded on a Columbia 78 by fiddler John Gerrity, under the title "Gerrity Reel."

Larry Redican’s Bow, X:3

As we play it in Austin, TX