Kilty Town reel

Also known as Kitty Town, Quilty Town.

There are 25 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Kilty Town appears in 2 other tune collections.

Kilty Town has been added to 8 tune sets.

Kilty Town has been added to 150 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Kilty Town
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cA|BG~G2 d2cA| (3Bcd cA BGG2|FD (3FED cD (3FED|
BD (3FED cBA2|BGG2 d2cA|BdcA BG~G2|FAde f2eg| fdcA G2 :|
|: de |~g3a gB(3BBB|eBgB eB~B2|dega b2ag|eaab agef|
g2bg f2af|e3 f edcB|cdec BcdB|AGA Bc :|de|
G2BG F2AF|E3F EDCB,|C2EC B,2DB, |1 A,B,CD EGAB :|2 A,G,A,B, G,3||
X: 2
T: Kilty Town
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG~G2 d2cA| (3Bcd cA BGG2|A~D3 c~D3|
"1"B~D3 cBA2|BGG2 d2cA|BdcA BG~G2|FGAd fdeg|1 fdcA G3A :|2 fdcA G2Bd |
| |:~g3a g~B3|eBgB e~B3|dega b2ag|e~a3 agef|
g2bg f2af|egfd edBG | "2"c2ec B2dB|AGAB cdef:|
|:g2dc BGG2|FGAB cBcA|G~B3 BABc|d2AG FDEF|
P: Variations
|"1"~B3d cAA2 |"2" cdec BcdB |
X: 3
T: Kilty Town
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG G2 d2cA| (3Bcd cA BGG2|AD D2 cD D2|BD D2 cBA2|
BGG2 d2cA|BdcA BG G2|FGAd fdeg|1 fdcA G3A :|2 fdcA G2Bd ||
|:g3a gB B2|eBgB eB B2|dega b2ag|ea a2 agef|
g2bg f2af|egfd edBG | c2ec B2dB|AGAB cdef:|
|:g2dc BGG2|FGAB cBcA|GB B2 BABc|d2AG FDEF|
G2BG F2AF|EGFD edcB|c2 ec B2dB |FGAc BGG2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Kilty Town
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B ~G3 d2cA|BdcA B~G3|A ~D3 c ~D3 | B~D3A2Ac|
B ~G3 d2 cA | BdcA B ~G3 | | (3EFG AB cdeg |1 fdcA G2 dc:|2 fdcA G2 Bd||
|:g2 gf e~B3|eBgB e ~B3|dega bgag| eaag agef|
g2 bg faaf|~e3f edBd | |c2 ec B2 dB | A2 AB cdef:|
|:g2 gd B ~G3|(3EFG AB c2BA| G ~B3 GABc|d2 AG FA DA |
G2 BG F2 AF |~e3f edBd|c2 ec B2 dB|1.~A3 B cdef:|2. ~A3 B cAFA |
X: 5
T: Kilty Town
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A |: BG G2 d2 cA | BdcA BG G2 | ADFD c2 cA | BdcA BAFA
| BG G2 d2 cA| BdcA BG G2 | FGAB cdeg | fdcA G3:|
|:f | g2 gf gB B2 | eBgB eB B2| dega bgag | eaag agef
| g2 eg f2 df | egfd edBd | c2 ec BcdB | A2 AB cdef:|
|: g2 gd BG G2 | FGAB c2 BA | GBBA B2 Bc | dBAG FDDF
| G2 BG F2 AF | EGFD edBd | c2 ec BcdB |1A2 AB cdef:|2FGAc BG G2|]

Ten comments

Charlie Lennon

This tune was written by Charlie Lennon of Co. Lietrim (fiddle & piano player), it’s one of the first tunes I learned by ear. I have to admit I like every tune I’ve ever heard by Charlie Lennon. Charlie as well as being a great fiddler is one of my favourite all time backers. People who slag off on piano have rarely heard players like Charlie Lennon or Felix Dolan.

Piano backing

yes,mr. mad, I have to say that Mr. Lennon is one of the few piano backers that I can listen to without curling me toes.Very tasty,IMO.
I will certainly try to give Mr. Dolan a go as well.

The last 2 bars of this transcription don’t work. Play it as CL wrote it - it sounds better.

|1 FGAc BGBd:|2 FGAc BGGA||

That should have been last 3 bars. The 3rd from last is |C2EC B,2DG|

D Whistle Version

Does any one have a Version that can be played on a D Whistle or Pipes?

D whistle version

Try something like this for the last few bars of the last part, Tony:

G2BG F2AF | ~E3F EDcB | c2ec B2dB |1 AGAB cdef :|2 AGAB c2 ||

The other parts fit fine on D whistle at least. I can’t speak for the pipes, as I know next to nothing about them.

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Kilty Town

X:4 from listening to Charlie and Frankie G, also taking cues from the setting in the Musical Memories book.

Kilty Town, X:5

Great tune

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Kilty Town, X:6

As taught to me by Tom Wilsbach of Portland, ME - similar to other versions here but very kind to pipes and flutes.

Kilty Town, X:7

This may do as a flute or whistle setting. It is not far off the fiddle version I know and just alter to the low notes in the 6th bar of the third part.