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Tune Req: Kelly, the Boy from Killane

GUEST,Allan 23 Oct 08 - 04:44 AM
Valmai Goodyear 23 Oct 08 - 06:43 AM
Noreen 23 Oct 08 - 02:24 PM
Steve Gardham 23 Oct 08 - 07:19 PM
MartinRyan 23 Oct 08 - 07:23 PM
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Subject: kelly the boy from killan melody
From: GUEST,Allan
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 04:44 AM

What is the name of the melody to which "Kelly, The Boy From Killan" is sung? I am sure it predates the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: kelly the boy from killan melody
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:43 AM

I don't know its name, but to me it sounds like an ancestor of the written tune 'Kelso Fiddle & Accordion Club'.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: kelly the boy from killan melody
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 02:24 PM

Why are you sure, Allan?


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Subject: RE: kelly the boy from killan melody
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 07:19 PM

Sorry to disappoint but Healy attributes both the words and the tune of Kelly of Killanne to P J McCall. However Breatnac in Songs of the Gael 1915 states 'Mr McCall also kindly supplied me with the air. He is of the opinion that this version of the air has never before been published.' This could be taken several ways of course, but it could imply that the air was already known when he wrote the words.


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Subject: RE: kelly the boy from killan melody
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 07:23 PM

I think there is either a thesis or a book in preparation on McCall - which might help pin this down.

Regards


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