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Tom Keane’s Reel 1


Tom Keane’s Reel 1

his uncle. His mothers brother. Elliots Granduncle


Tom Keane’s 1 (Reel)


Tom Keane (1892 – 1973) was John’s uncle, his mother Elizabeth Kelly’s brother. Tom was a concertina player who John learn his music from early on in life.

One of 2 tunes of this name that John played.

L – R: Tom Keane (John’s uncle) & Teresa Kelly (John’s Sister)

Credit: Photo thanks to Elizabeth Maguire, personal collection.


John Kelly Senior plays Tom Keane’s Reel on concertina

Credit: Interview with John Kelly Senior by Noel Hill in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 1988.


John Kelly Senior talking about music in Clare

Credit: John Kelly Senior talking about music in Clare in his home house in Rehy West, Kilbaha, Co. Clare in circa 1979 for ‘Donncha’s Travelling Roadshow’ with Donncha Ó Dulaing for RTÉ.