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ASHMOLEAN HOUSE (Teach Ashmolean). AKA - "Ash Maley House," "Ashmolean (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Breathnach (1996) attributes the composition to Belfast and Derrylin, County Fermanagh, fiddler and singer Tommy Gunn. The Ashmolean is the university museum of Oxford, University, England. A cousin to the tune "Mullingar Races."

Sources for notated version: Martin Mulvihill (Bronx, NY), Joe & Willie Kelly, Jerry O'Sullivan (Yonkers, NY) [Black]; County Fermanagh & Belfast fiddler Tommy Gunn via the mid-20th century Liam Donnolly (County Tyrone & Belfast) collection [Breathnach]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 87, pg. 45. Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 200, pg. 92. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 12, pg. 4. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 25, pg. 19.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 1175, Cherish the Ladies - "New Day Dawning." Green Linnet SIF-1074, Jerry O'Sullivan - "The Invasion" (1987). Green Linnet SIF-104, Jerry O'Sullivan - "The Celts Rise Again" (1990). Green Linnet GLCD 1187, Cherish the Ladies - "One and All: the Best of Cherish the Ladies" (1998. Appears as "Ashmaleen House"). Green Linnet GLCD 1211, Kevin Crawford - "In Good Company" (2001. Learned from New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly). Shaskeen - "My Love is in America."