Eleventh of October

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ELEVENTH OF OCTOBER. AKA - "11th of October." AKA and see "After the Hare," "Ugly Customer (An)." Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See note for "Ugly Customer (An)" for more. Researcher Conor Ward finds the reel in manuscripts from County Leitrim (Stephen Grier, c. 1883) and County Longford (Patrick O'Farrll, c. 1860's) with Levey's "Eleventh of October" title but also as "Ninth of August (The)." However, he has found a minor-mode version contemporary with O'Farrell printed in America by Boston publisher Elias Howe in Musician's Omnibus, vol. 2 (c. 1865, p. 123) as "Scotch Reel." "After the Hare" and "Ugly Customer (An)" are cognate tunes.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 52, p. 22.

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