Anderson's Reel (1)

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X:1 T:Anderson's Reel [1] R:Reel M:C| L:1/8 K:D "D"ABdf "G"efdB|"D/F#"AF~F2 "D/A"EFDF|"D"ABdf "D/F#"efdf|"G"afeg "A"fd~d2| "Bm"ABdf "Bm"efdB|"A"AF~F2 "A"EFDF|"G"ABdf "G"efdf|"A"afeg "D"fddf|| "D"a2fa "D"bafg|"D"~a2fd "A/C#"edBd|"Bm"a2fa "A"bafg|"G"afeg "A"fddf| "E7/G#"a2fa "A"bafg|"F#7/A#"~a2fd "Bm"edBd|"G"A2FA "G"ABdf|"A"afef "D"~d3B||



ANDERSON'S [1]. AKA – "Michael Anderson's." AKA and see: "Ríl Mhic Aindriú," "Pretty Girls of the Village (2)," "Purring Girls of the Village," "My Love is on the Ocean (2)," "Newly Mown Meadows," "New Mown Meadows." Irish, Reel. D Major (Armagh Pipers, Black, Bulmer & Sharpley, Taylor): D Mixolydian (Breathnach). Standard (fiddle) tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AAB (Black, Bulmer & Sharpley, Taylor): AA'B (Armagh Pipers). Michael Anderson was a piper from County Sligo. He was an early 20th century contemporary of the renowned fiddler Michael Coleman (1891–1945 (himself originally from County Sligo), who highly regarded Anderson's playing, according to Harry Bradshaw in his biography of Coleman). Editor David Taylor (1992) notes this tune is frequently played starting on the 'B' part, "especially when coming from a tune in 'G,'" and is sometimes noted that way (as in Irish Tin Whistle Legends, p. 44).

Peripatetic Sliabh Luachra fiddle-teacher Padraig O'Keeffe called "Anderson's Reel (1)" the "Purring Girls of the Village." Anderson's begins similarly to "Bride's to Bed (The)," which itself has an alternate title "Purring Village Ladies (The)," so it would seem that a 'Purring' title was also in circulation at one time for the similar tunes, perhaps in Munster.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Sonny Brogan (County Sligo/Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, mid-1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 170, p. 89. Breathnach (CRÉ 1), 1963; No. 163, p. 64. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976; No. 10. Taylor (Where's the Crack?), 1992; p. 4. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 33. Vallely (Play 50 Reels with Armagh Pipers Club), 1982; no. 7, p. 5.

Recorded sources : - Shaskeen – "The Joys of Life." Shanachie 29015, Paddy O'Brien & James Kelly – "Is It Yourself?" (1979). Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproule – "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1995). Conal O'Grada: "The Top of Coom."




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