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FISHERMAN'S ISLAND. AKA and see "Reavy's," "Fisherman's Harvest." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The reel was composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). It was popularized among New York fiddlers by Andy McGann, and later Brian Conway. The tune appears in Bernard Flaherty's Trip to Sligo (1990) under the title "Fisherman's Harvest." It is often called, as are many of his compositions, simply as "Reavy's." Fr. John Quinn/An tAthair Seán Ó Coinn finds the tune in the c. 1960 manuscripts of the Longford area Reilly family as "Reavy's No. 2." Back then, he explains, the Reavy tunes were becoming popular and circulated without names; instead numbers were assigned to the various compositions.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Philip Duffy (b. 1966) [Flaherty].

Printed sources : - Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 35 (appears as "Unknown"). Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 38, p. 40.

Recorded sources: -Green Linnet SIF-1110, Seamus Connolly - "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991). Green Linnet SIF 1126, "Déanta." Shanachie 79044, Tommy Peoples - "The Iron Man" (appears as "Reavy's"). "Sain SCD 1019, Déanta." Tara 2006, "Noel Hill & Tony Linnane" (appears as "Reavy's").

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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