Kitty in the lane
this reel is played by matt molloy on some green linnet compilation along with, comming after emm captain kelly and an unusual setting of green mountain
its a pretty sweet reel played rather quickly or slowly with lots of swing
sounds more like it this way
(second part third bar fixed up)
Nitpick: Wrong mode?
This strikes me as a Dmixolydian tune with the Fnatural accidental the first time around - its sounds just fine without the Fnat. Just a bit funkier with it.
“The Shamrock” ~ highland fling & reel & obvious relatives
Key signature: Ddorian
Submitted on December 21st 2006 by ceolachan.
The A-part is pretty much the same, but the B-parts differ significantly…
Why the Fn
The Fn is ok if you want to do a not-so-subtle variation. But The Tune is played around here (Co Clare) without the Fn. To use the Fn would come across as a big ego thing. Why even offer the tune that way?
Yeeah pretty sure the F nat is a mistake
I like the way Harry Bradley plays this, just the once through the parts, on "The Night Rambler’s Companion". Thats reignited my interest in this tune. Works better than a double in my opinion.
I’m with you, it works better and with more interest and sense as a single reel…
their first part sound the same.
Oh yeah, I’ve never noticed that before
Still loving this tune
T: Kitty In The Lane
dcAB c2c A | GEED c2c e | dcAB cBcA | GEcE EDD2 |
dcAB c2c A | GEE/E/D cBce | dcAB cded | cAGE EDD2 ||
Adde fded | cBca gece | dd/d/de fdcd | eaa/a/a gece |
d3e fded | cBcd efg2 | afge B/c/d ed | cAGE EDD2 ||
The 3rd setting above is from the album "The Trip To Carrick" by Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake.
Mick & Aoife O’Brien play a nice version on youtube (the first tune), which is the fourth setting above.
Are there any lyrics to this? Seems to me that you could easily start off with singing "Kitty in the lane" on the first bar…
Frank Quinn -John McCaffrey’s Favourite Reel
The fiddler Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded this tune in June 1927 entitled "John McCaffrey’s Favourite Reel".
Kitty In The Lane, X:6 - Finbarr Dwyer
This is Finbarr’s lovely version of the reel, taken from "It Was Great Altogether" Disc 1. He opens with a nice fat Gmajor chord - maybe a small insight into how he interpreted the tonal centre of the tune??
He intersperses C naturals and C sharps, and pairs it with the old Dmix Maud Miller.