The Kilcloon reel

By Joe Liddy

Also known as Kilcoon, The Kilcoon, Ríl Choill Chluana.

There are 21 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Kilcloon has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Kilcloon has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Kilcloon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G,2B,D GBdB|cdef gfga|bgag edBA|1 GEDE GEDB,:|2 GEDE GABc||
|:dggg dgBg|dggb gabg|eaag a3g|eaag edBc|
dggg dgbg|agef gbga|bgag edBA|1 GEDE GABc:|2 GEDE GEDB,||

Seven comments

The Kilcloon

From Chris Droneys “Fertile Rock”.
A great one for C/G concertina as it goes down to a “growler” bottom G

i heard this one played a lot around Leitrim last summer. I was told it was composed by a local musician - I forget the name, I’m afraid.

Joe Liddy! Also on Kevin Crawford’s “In Good Company”.

“The Fertile Rock” ~ yes!

1.) Reels: Ann Droney’s (Ann Droney ~ MÓC Music) / The Kilcloon (Joe Liddy) (2.26)

The Joe Liddy tunecolelction is available on the web as ABC but I forget where now, possibly Bill Black’s site

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Re: The Kilcloon

So many people have recorded this tune as the “Kilcloon”, it will be difficult to correct. I believe Joe Liddy called this the Kilcoon. It is Kilcoon in the published book of his tunes and Kilcoon (Cill Chuan) is near his hometown of Killargue, Co. Leitrim. Kilcloon is in Co. Meath.