Keelaghan’s Manta reel

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Keelaghan's Manta has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Keelaghan's Manta
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: AG |FEFA cAfg | afge fcAc | BGGF GDGA | Bdgf ecBG |
FEFA cAfg | afge fcAc | BABG Acdf | ecBG F2 :|
|: cB |AccB c2FG | Acfe fcAc | BABA G2gf | ec (3cdc BGEG |
AccB cAFG | Acfe fcAc | BABG Acdf | ecBG F2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Keelaghan's Manta
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cAAG AEAB | ceag fdcA |GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|]
Bddc d2GA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcB A2ag | fd (3ded cAFA |Bddc dBGA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|]
3
X: 3
T: Keelaghan's Manta
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BA |GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cAAG AEAB | ceag fdcA |
GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|
|: dc |Bddc d2GA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcB A2ag | fd (3ded cAFA |
Bddc dBGA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|

Four comments

Keelaghan’s Manta

From ‘The Keegan Tunes, Vol. 1’-

No real story here (though maybe a fish story somewhere?), it was the title that caught my attention. Our family name was spelled Kelaghan when we first came to the US, and Keegan being from Monaghan…?!

I’ve submitted in the original key, but here it is in G:

X:2
T:Keelaghan’s Manta
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Gmaj
|: BA |\
GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cAAG AEAB | ceag fdcA |\
GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|]
|: dc |\
Bddc d2GA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcB A2ag | fd (3ded cAFA |\
Bddc dBGA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|]

Hope I got the lead-ins right. Enjoy!

I believe she’s from Armagh. Close enough to Monaghan, though.

Monaghan>Armagh

My mistake, I knew that. I’m not sure why I put one and not the other. Must have been the hour…?

X: 1
T: Keelaghan’s Manta
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj
|: BA |GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cAAG AEAB | ceag fdcA |
GFGB dBga | bgaf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|
|: dc |Bddc d2GA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcB A2ag | fd (3ded cAFA |
Bddc dBGA | Bdgf gdBd | cBcA Bdeg | fdcA G2 :|