Killoran’s reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Killoran’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Killoran's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Killoran's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2EF ABcd|efec BAFA|E2EF ~A3c|BABc A3:|
|:B|A2ce fece|fecA BAFB|A2ce fecf|ecBc A3F|
A2ce faaf|eAcA BF~F2|a2ae faec|BdcB A3:|

Twelve comments


This is another reel associated with the Sligo fiddler. It seems related to McFadden’s Handsome Daughter, but is different enough IMO. It was recorded with lots of variation by Sligo whistle virtuoso Carmel Gunning, and this is the very basic version of it. Has anybody ever heard it?

No but I will get Carmel Gunning to play it when she comes to town in 2 weeks.

Prepare to be dazzled, Donough. She’s even greater than her past pupils: Liam Kelly, Damien Stenson, and June McCormack.

Yeah, I know that. And it’s also similar to the Killavill Fancy. But these tunes have different 2nd parts.

I’ve looked at that one too. It’s probably related, but not the identical twin.

Two different settings of the same tune then maybe.

Maybe. But, it’s different enough for its own entry IMO.

Hmm, I rather think they’re too similar… 😉


Re: Killoran’s

James Murray, flute and fiddle player from Tubbercurry, recorded this tune on his 2014 album ‘The Powellsborough Lassies’ and it’s also in his chapter of Bernard Flaherty’s book ‘Trip to Sligo’.