This week Kira taught us a great reel which she called “The Kerryman’s Daughter.” I found it referred to as “The Fisherman’s Lilt” as well. (Find Kira’s version of the tune on the TUNES page of this website!) We had a little discussion about whether the B part is played through once or twice, and we have heard versions of both ways. Played once, the length of the B matches the length of the A, but the B sounds great doubled too, leaving the A alone.
Here are a few other versions I found on YouTube.
Here’s a version by Oisín MacDiarmada. I love the first tune as well. The feel of his playing on these tunes puts me a little off-kilter, in a good way:
A couple more: