John Kelly’s Concertina Reel is a great tune that I got from Denis Liddy at a session in McCarthy’s of Coore, during the Willie Clancy Week back in 2014. I was familiar with this reel, associated with John Kelly Senior, through Tim Collins & Brian McNamara’s wonderful album Reed Only. My good friend Tom Delany also recorded it with Caroline Keane on concertina on their duet album Never Say Good Bye, Say Good Luck (see the second video below, it’s the first tune of their set).
T:John Kelly’s Concertina Reel
|Beed B^cdA|BdAF E2FA|Beed B^cdA|BdAF D2FA|
Beed B^cdA|(3B^cd AF EFGA|Beed B^cdA|B2AF D2FA||
|B~e3 defd|edB^c dBA2|Bee2 defd|edB^c d2BA|
Bee^c defd|edB^c dBAf|~g3e f2fd|edBd e2ed|