Belles of Tipperary (1)
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BELLES OF TIPPERARY . AKA and see "Braes of Auchtertyre/Braes of Auchentyre," "Beaus of Albany (1)." AKA - "Bells of Tipperary." Irish, New England; Reel. D Major (Harker/Rafferty, Miller & Perron/1983): C Major (Miller & Perron/1977 & 2006). Standard tuning. AB (Miller & Perron/2006): AABB (Cole, Miller & Perron/1977, Ryan): AA'BB (Harker/Rafferty): AA'BB' (Kerr). New York writer, researcher and musician Don Meade says the tune is often falsely identified as "New Policeman (The)," but that it is related to "Miss Monaghan" and "Connaught Lasses," all of which are derivatives of the Scottish composer Crockat's "Braes of Auchentyre" (as is "Belles of Tipperary").
Sources for notated versions:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 5. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 49, p. 16. Kerr (Merry Melodies vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 270, p. 29. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddler's Repertoire), 1983; No. 114. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 52 (appears as "Paddy Cronin Reel in C"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 48. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 29.
Sources for notated versions: County Kerry fiddler Paddy Cronin, long a resident of Boston, Massachusetts [Miller & Perron]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].