Four Courts (3) (The)
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FOUR COURTS , THE. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. "The Four Courts" is a reel with a variety of interesting variants, more or less resembling one another. Feldman and O'Doherty's (1979) northern Irish version is a cognate of O'Neill's first setting of "Four Courts (1) (The)," although with a different second part and a distanced third part from O'Neill. Researcher Conor Ward finds an early version in the 1883 music manuscript of Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim, musician Stephen Grier, under the title "Cruise Her in the Corner."
Source for notated version: fiddler John McKeown [Feldman & O'Doherty].
Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 237.