Monday 28 January 2019
Tune of the Day: Kelly's Number Two
Traditional Irish reel
This Irish reel was collected by Chicago police captain Francis O'Neill, who included it in his collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. O'Neill remarks that source Kelly was “a fiddler of phenomenal execution” living in San Francisco, California, and was a native of Roscommon, Ireland.