“Kelly’s Cellars” ~ by Josephine Keegan
I’ve a few transcriptions for this curious reel, and here is another:
K: D Major
|: A2 FA dcde | fded cAGF | E2 B,E GFGA | (3Bcd eA gefe |
(3ded AG FAde | fded cA (3ABA | afge fded | dAGE FD D2 :|
|: agag fd (3ddd | Ad (3dcd fgaf | gfed cA (3ABA | eAfA gbag |
fgag fd (3ddd | Ad (3ddd efge | (3fed ed ceag | fdec Adde :|
|: (3fgf df Afdf | eAce g3 a | fded cAGE | FAdf efge |
(3fgf df afef | eAce gece | (3fed ed ceag | fdec Ad d2 :|
And yet another transcription sent to me has the last two parts, B & C, minus the repeat ~ :|… The melody by its nature suggests repeats. Unfortunately I don’t have a recording of Josephine at hand anymore to check the transcript against her playing… The ABC’s just previous, note for note, are from a transcript that is supposed to be hers, note for note, except, it is also the one missing the repeats… The transcriptions is packed, 8 measures to a line…
I suspect someone will have more to offer and look forward to it…
"Kelly’s Cellars" is a pub in Belfast
Not just any old pub. People have been drinking in Kelly’s Cellars for 200 hundred years or so — great place for a pint any time of the day and the Saturday sessions were mighty. Hope they still are.
“Kelly’s Cellars” ~ the Belfast Pub
Kelly’s Cellars, Bank Lane.
"One of Ireland’s oldest bars still retaining a 17th. century feel with its vaulted ceilings, low whitewashed arches, old barrels and low counter. Basic bar food downstairs, but upstairs has more variety. A haunt of visitors from all over the world savouring the bustle of a pub little changed from 1720 when Henry Joy McCracken hid from the redcoats."
This was a transcription on request, a friend…
I hope this goes some ways in meeting your needs. By the time you’ve read and heard this you will probably have the other dots in hand… Any problems or oddities I take full responsibility for… 😉
This is the oldest pub in Belfast. McHugh’s makes a similar claim. McHugh’s is an older building than Kelly’s, but Kelly’s was a pub before McHugh’s became one.