McCahill’s reel

Also known as McCahill’s Reels.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

McCahill’s has been added to 1 tune set.

McCahill's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: McCahill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
d3 c ABcG | A/B/c G=F EC C/C/C | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
dBce decB | AcG=F EC CE | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
A3 B cBcG | AcG=F EC C2 | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
dBce decB | AcG=F EC C2 | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD A^c ||
|: d2 fd adfd | c2 ec gcec | d2 fd adfd | eaag fddf |
a3 e A/B/c/d/ ef | g2 af g2 fg | afge f2 ed | eaag fdd^c :|
X: 2
T: McCahill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
| d3 c ABcG | A/B/c G=F EC C/C/C | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC CE | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| A3 B cBcG | AcG=F EC C2 | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC C2 | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD A^c ||
|: d2 fd adfd | c2 ec gcec | d2 fd adfd | eaag fddf |
| a3 e A/B/c/d ef | g2 af g2 fg | afge f2 ed | eaag fdd^c :||
X: 3
T: McCahill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3 A BdAF | EFGA B E3 | A d3 fdAF | GBAG FDDc | dDcD BDAF |
EFGA B E3 | A d3 fdAF | GBAG FDDA || BA^GB AFDA | B3 D ABcd |
A BA^GB AFDF |GA,FA, EFGA | BA^GB AFDA | B3 D ABcd | A BA^GB AFDF |
GA,FA, EFGB || e2 ^ge bege | Be^ge fgaf | e2 ^ge bege |
A2 =ge fecf | e2 ^ge bege | Be^ge fgaf | e2 ^ge bege | A2 =ge feAc ||
# Added by Ediot .

Ten comments

McCahill’s

X:3
T:McCahill’s
S:Tommy Peoples from long ago memory - High Part of the Road & the CCE recording
Z:Me
M:C|
K:D mixolydian
| d3 c ABcG | A/B/c G=F EC C/C/C | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC CE | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| A3 B cBcG | AcG=F EC C2 | Add^c d2 eg | fdAG FD D2 |
| dBce decB | AcG=F EC C2 | Ddd^c d2 eg | fdAG FD A^c ||
|: d2 fd adfd | c2 ec gcec | d2 fd adfd | eaag fddf |
| a3 e A/B/c/d ef | g2 af g2 fg | afge f2 ed | eaag fdd^c :||

Couldn’t find it anywhere on the web - probably didn’t look hard enough. Can’t believe it’s not been posted before.

yeah that is a sort of quadrupet in the 2nd part - wasn’t quite sure how to notate…

Changed 5th bar of 2nd part to | a3 e A/B/c/d/ ef | - that’s more like it I think!

I’d go with what Donough suggests, but if you really insist on an equal 4 count as you’ve given it wouldn’t be a quadruplet but 32nds ~

a3 e A/4B/4c/4d/4 ef | ~

Duh! :-/

Oops! ~ Sorry, I was reading it wrong, cross-eyed, mistakingly couting in the previous e as part of the second beat… Your count adds up just fine ~

a3 e A/B/c/d/ ef | ~ :-P

It’s too early for me to be fighting with this computer and trying to play music at the same time…

I dare say you’re probably right Donough… I haven’t heard the albums for years, but for good or ill that’s how I’ve been playing it for the last 15 years! :-) That set has always been one of my favourites.

McCahill’s, X:3

I was fortunate to have been visited by Liz Carroll a number of years back. She played this tune she called "McCahill’s." She recalled hearing it played by Danny Meehan. It is obviously quite different from the tunes posted here. I thought I’d post it anyway. Perhaps someone will now it by a different name?

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Re: McCahill’s

The version I posted above, is sometimes known as "Danny Meehan’s," or "The Gowel." I had a feeling some dedicated player would make the connection for us. Thank you Kenny. Here’s the link to alternative settings to THAT tune and some nice reference background:

https://thesession.org/tunes/3899

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