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X:1 T:Finea Hunt M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 28, p. 5) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=4&z=351.1926%2C322.1745%2C2035.1124%2C711.9166 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D G2 BG F2 AF|EBBA BEEF|G2 BG F2 AF|Dddc dD D2:| BABG FAAF|EBBA BE E2|BABG FAAF|Dddc dD D2| BABG FAAF|EBBA BEEc|dABG FAAg|fdec dBAF||



FINEA HUNT. Irish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Finea Hunt" was entered into Book 2 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). The first strain is shared with the "Cork Lasses (2) (The)" family of tunes. In the early 19th century the Finea Hunt was held on Monday, March 19th (as recorded in John Watson Stewart's Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack for 1804).


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