Copperplate (1) (The)
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COPPERPLATE , THE. AKA and see "Cabar Féidh," "Copper Plate," "Lord Wellington (3)," "New Copperplate (The)," "Wellington's Reel (3)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Mitchell, Mulvihill): AABB (Allan's): AA'BB' (Flaherty, Mallinson, Taylor, Tubridy). The title "Copperplate" is a corruption of the Scots Gaelic title "Caber Feidh/Feigh," sometimes rendered "Caper Fey", meaning 'deer's antlers'. There is a tune called "Old Copperplate (The)" that is not musically related, although the two 'Copperplates' are sometimes paired as a medley. "The Copperplate" was one of the first tunes recorded by the Ballinakill Céilí Band (East Galway) for Parlophone of London in July 1930 (the band's founding members were Anna Rafferty, Stephen Maloney, Tommy Whelan, Tommy Whyte, Jerry Maloney).