Dónal Ciallaigh - Daniel Kelly

Kelly Family Crest
Kelly Family Crest

The name Kelly is, with the exception of Murphy, the most common surname in Ireland; and, as there were many families of that name in Roscommon (their principal habitat) in Carolan's time it is not surprising that we have seven airs for person's named Kelly. The subject of the present tune is probably Daniel Kelly of Turrock. Turrock is in the parish of Taghboy and barony of Athlone, about four miles north-west of Ballyforan.

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1 Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
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