Michael Kennedy’s reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Michael Kennedy’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Michael Kennedy's has been added to 112 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Michael Kennedy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:a2ag edcd|eaag (3efe dg|eaab agef|gedB GABd:|
|:eAAB cBAa|aAAG ABcd|eAAB cBAg|gedB GABd:|
X: 2
T: Michael Kennedy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:ADDE FEDd-|dDDC DEFG|ADDE FEDc|-cAGE CDEG:|
|:d2dc AGFG|Addc (3ABA Gc|Adde dcAB|cAGE CDEG:|

Three comments

i learnt this reel from the playing of liz carroll on her cd ‘lost in the loop’ although she plays it down one string (starting on A) and reverses the parts. it can make a striking key change from a major tune or otherwise.

very confusingly similar to this other reel (‘the Kerry reel’):
https://thesession.org/tunes/1808
(I first heard both tunes off Kevin Burke’s recordings, that other one appears on If the Cap Fits)

Not entirely sure what birlibirdie means at all…

Here is is in Ddor à la Liz Carroll

T:Michael Kennedy’s
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Ddor
|:ADDE FEDd-|dDDC DEFG|ADDE FEDc|-cAGE CDEG:|
|:d2dc AGFG|Addc (3ABA Gc|Adde dcAB|cAGE CDEG:|