Kiley’s reel

Also known as Hang Fire, Hangfire.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Kiley’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Kiley's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Kiley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:Aceg agfe|dcBA GB (3BBB|(3BBB GB EBGB|cBAc BAGB|
Aceg agfe|dcBA GB (3BBB|(3BBB GB EBGB|1 cBAG AdcB:|2 cBAG ABcd||
|:(3eee ef ecAc|df (3fff f2 af|e2 ef ecAc|BABc (3BBB cd|
(3eee ef ecAc|df (3fff f2 af|eagf edcB|1 AECB, A,Bcd:|2 AECB, A,2 cB||
2
X: 2
T: Kiley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2 ce agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB zG B2 | zcBA GB E2 |
A/A/A c/d/e a2 g/f/e | dcBA GBzE | B2 GB zG B2 | A2 c2 A2 :|
e2 ce zc e2 | f2 df zd f2 | e2 ce zc e2 | B2 GB zG B2 |
e/f/e ce zA ce | f/g/f df zA df | agae fdBG | A2 c2 A2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Kiley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
Aceg agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB EG B2 | cBAc BAGB |
Aceg agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB EG B2 | BAGB A2 :|
e2 ce e2 ce | f2 df f2 df | e2 ce e2 ce | B2 GB B2 GB |
e2 ce e2 ce | f2 df f2 df | Aceg agaf | edcB A2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Kiley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBdf gfed | cBAG FA D2 | A2 FA DF A2 | BAGB AGFA |
GBdf gfed | cBAG FA D2 | A2 FA DF A2 | AGFA G2 :|
d2 Bd d2 Bd | e2 ce e2 ce | d2 Bd d2 Bd | A2 FA A2 FA |
d2 Bd d2 Bd | e2 ce e2 ce | GBdf gfge | dcBA G2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Kiley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
Aceg agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB zG B2 |cBAc BA GB |
Aceg agfe | dcBA GBE2 |B2GBz E GB | zAGB A2E2:|
(4A/B/c/d/ e2 ce zc e2 | B2 GBz G B2| e2 ce zc e2 | f2dfz d f2|
Aceg agae|fdBc A4:||

Nine comments

From one of my old manuscript books.Sorry ceolachan,I have no idea where it came from.

😉 ~ It came from one of your old manuscript books ~ like magic, there it was…in elvish script…

Neighbours was so much better back in the day. I didn’t know she wrote tunes as well as bubble gum pop.

What I’d really like to know is Kiley’s what?

"Kiley’s Reel" / "Hang Fire"

This one is in "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection" and "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes" as well as in the repertoire of Don Messer, Canadian fiddler extrordinair, and consequently in the fiddling traditions of the Canadian Maritimes… It is also in volume 2 of "Kerr’s Merry Melodies"… It seems to get the 2/4 treatment in the older transcriptions, which is far too dense and dark for my tastes… 😎

"Hang Fire" / "Kiley’s Reel" ~ a ‘sand jig’

R: sand jig
K: A Major
|: EG |
A2 ce agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB zG B2 | zcBA GB E2 |
A/A/A c/d/e a2 g/f/e | dcBA GBzE | B2 GB zG B2 | A2 c2 A2 :|
|: A/B/c/d/ |
e2 ce zc e2 | f2 df zd f2 | e2 ce zc e2 | B2 GB zG B2 |
e/f/e ce zA ce | f/g/f df zA df | agae fdBG | A2 c2 A2 :|

"Kiley’s Reel" ~ Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883

The following has been ‘altered’ from 2/4 to 4/4 ~

R:Reel
K: A Major
|: E2 |
Aceg agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB EG B2 | cBAc BAGB |
Aceg agfe | dcBA GB E2 | B2 GB EG B2 | BAGB A2 :|
|: E2 |
e2 ce e2 ce | f2 df f2 df | e2 ce e2 ce | B2 GB B2 GB |
e2 ce e2 ce | f2 df f2 df | Aceg agaf | edcB A2 :|

"Hang Fire" ~ courtesy of "The Fiddler’s Companion"

"The Fiddler’s Companion" ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/HAA_HAP.htm

"‘Hang fire’ means ‘hold your fire,’ or ‘wait a minute’. Labelled a "jig" in Ryan’s / Cole’s, meaning a type of old time banjo tune rather than the traditional Irish 6/8 jig; Kerr calls it a clog dance."

"Ryan’s Mammoth Collection", 1883; page 118
"Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes", 1940 ~ page 85
"Kerr’s Merry Melodies, Volume 2" ~ page 40, # 364

Kiley’s Reel

This is a setting from Buckley’s New Banjo Method, 1860. He calls it Jake Bacchus’ Reel.