John Kelly’s Concertina reel

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

John Kelly’s Concertina has been added to 6 tune sets.

John Kelly's Concertina has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John Kelly's Concertina
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D |:G3F GABG |AGEG GABd |(3ddd gd edBd|(3ddd ed {e}dBAE |
G3F GABG |AGEG GABd|(3ddd gd edBG |1A2 G2 GEDE:|2A2 G2 GABd||
e3e edBd |d3d dBAB| c2ec B2dB |BAAG AGEG|
G3F GABG |AGEG GABd|(3ddd gd edBG|A2 G2 GABd:|

Seven comments

John Kelly’s Concertina

Lovely simple reel. I first heard it played by Paddy Glackin. But i don’t know anything about the tune’s story.

NOT the reel on "The Boston Edge"

This is not the reel played on "The Boston Edge by Joe Derrane, Seamus Connolly And John McGann". See

Ok. Sorry, there wasn’t a link from Paddy Glackin’s "Reprise".

Don’t apologise Washoo! You’re comments are really welcome. We were trying to establish what Paddy Glackin recording this tune was on, but weren’t getting anywhere…

it’s very hornpipy in the shape of the tune, this is pretty much the setting I learned from an East Clare box player but I forgot to ask where she had it from.