The Trip To Kinvara reel

By Martin Mulhaire

Also known as A Long Way From Home, Kinvara, The Lads Of Doocastle, Trip To Kinvarra.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

The Trip To Kinvara appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Trip To Kinvara has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Trip To Kinvara has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Trip To Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~f3e d3B|ADFD ADFD|f2fe dfbf|afgf edBc|
dB~B2 BA^GB|ADFD ADFA|ba~a2 fd~d2|1 egfe d2de:|2 egfe d3c||
|:d2df ~a3z|abgb agfe|d2fd adfd|(3cBA eA fAec|
d2df a2~a2|abgb ~a3f|~g3e ~f3a|1 gfed cABc:|2 gfed cAce||
X: 2
T: The Trip To Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fgfe ~d3B|ADFD ADFD|~f3e dfbf|afgf edBc|
dB{c}BA BA^GB|ADFD ADFA|b~a3 f~d3|egfe [1 d3e:|2 dABc||
|:d2fd adfa|b2gb agfe|d2fd adfd|(3cBA eA fAec|
d2fd adfa|b2gb ~a3f|~g3e ~f3a|gfed [1 cABc:|2 cdeg||

Four comments

Trip to Kinvara

The tune was written by Martin Mulhaire, great accordion player and musician from Galway. It was originally titled A Long Way from Home. I learned it from the playing of Jackie Daly (recorded on buttions and Bows with Manus McGuire).

Trip to Kinvara and The Lads of Doocastle

Trip to Kinvara is also known as The Lads of Doocastle. I dimly recall that Eugene Lambe, piper and pipe-maker, released a cassette tape 20 or so years ago titled “Trip to Kinvara.” Anybody know for sure?

Some info about the titles from the Fiddler’s Companion: Kinvara is in County Galway, on the Clare border. Alternate title “Lads of Doocastle” is from flute player Roger Sherlock, while “Paddy Arthur’s Pint” and “Trip to Kinvara” are from the Green Linnet Céilí Band and Buttons and Bows, respectively. However, the tune was originally composed in the early 1950’s by accordion player Martin Mulhaire as “A Long Way from Home.”