Four Courts (2) (The)
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FOUR COURTS , THE (Na Ceitre Cuirt). AKA and see "Pinch of Snuff (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC (O'Neill/1850): ABCD (O'Neill/1001). See related first strain of "Pinch of Snuff."
Source for notated version: "Cronin" [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin was born in the 1840's in Limerick Junction, County Tipperary, Ireland. He was a skilled fiddler whose playing O'Neill greatly admired, and had a vast repertoire. O'Neill transcribed many tunes from him, until they had a falling out over a seeming;y trivial matter (to O'Neill, who did not elaborate).
Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1397, p. 260. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 641, p. 115.