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Aeroplanes out of Scrapheaps: Patrick Kelly from Cree by Brendan Taaffe

Notes

1. O Raghallaigh, Caoimhin, 2003

2. Jim Kelly interview 2004

3. Séamus Mac Mathúna interview 2004

4. Jim Kelly 2004

5. Tom Kelly interview 2004

6. Tom Kelly 2004

7. Mac Mathúna 2004

8. Tom Kelly 2004

9. Mac Mathúna 2004

10. Tom Kelly 2004

11. Jim Kelly 2004

12. Barry Taylor, Slow Air 1977

13. Tom Kelly 2004

14. Tom Kelly 2004

15. Jim Kelly 2004

16. Tom Kelly 2004

17. Patrick Kelly 1966

18. Tom Kelly 2004

19. Mac Mathúna 2004

20. Vallely 1994

21. Patrick Kelly 1972

22. Patrick Kelly 1972

23. Patrick Kelly 1972

24. Patrick Kelly 1966

25. Patrick Kelly 1972

26. Mac Mathúna 2004

27. Lyth 1996

28. Mac Mathúna 2004

29. Lyth 1996

30. Lyth 1996

31. The main island families were Brennans, Scanlons, and Griffins. Though there is no evidence to support the link, it is a tasty conjecture to imagine the Batt Scanoln, Whelan’s pupil, was connected to the Scattery family.

32. Dal gCais, 1979

33. Dal gCais, 1979

34. Patrick Kelly 1972

35. Patrick Kelly 1972

36. Valley 1996

37. Patrick Kelly 1972

38. ‘The Salamanca’ 96 bpm; ‘Drowsy Maggie’ 100 bpm; ‘The Morning Star’ 98 bpm; ‘The College Groves’ 100 bpm. On ‘Ceol an Chlair’, Casey plays ‘The Reel of Mullinavat’ at 100 bpm, and Joe Ryan plays ‘The Wheels of the World’ at 100 bpm.

39. Moylan, Johnny O’Leary

40. Séamus Mac Mathúna, remembering what Patrick had said in conversation.

41. Jim Kelly

42. As an aside, there is mix of vocabulary regarding playing tunes “single” and “singly”. In contemporary vernacular, a “single” tune is one in which the 8 bar parts are not repeated and playing tunes “singly” means playing a tune on its own, not as part of a medley. In talking with people about Patrick’s playing and, indeed, on the recorded interviews with Patrick himself, this distinction is less clear. There are numerous times when a tune played “single” means one that is on its own and not in a medley. Curiously, there is a higher proportion of “single” reels, those with unrepeated parts, in Patrick’s repertoire than would be the case with contemporary players, and there may have been times where that was being referred to, but the language was unclear.

43. Tom Kelly 2004

44. O Raghallaigh 2004

45. Lyth 1996

46. Lyth 1996

47. Breathnach 1976

48. Breathnach 1976

49. Breathnach 1976

50. Breathnach 1976


Acknowledgements

Aeroplanes out of Scrapheaps