Garrett Barry's Reel

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X:1 T:Garrett Barry's Reel R:reel N:A version of "Mrs. McLeod's". See also #491, #55 D:Music at Matt Molloy's Z:id:hn-reel-663 Z:transcribed by henrik.norbeck@mailbox.swipnet.se M:C| L:1/8 K:G ~G3e dGBd|edBe dBA2|~G3B dG (3Bcd|AEE2 GED2| ~G3B d2Bd|edcB cdeg|edcB cde2|1 gedB AGEF:|2 gedB agef|| |:~g3b agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|g2gb agf2|eaag agef| ~g2bg agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|edcB c2ef|1 gedB age2:|2 gedB AGEF||



GARRETT BARRY'S REEL. AKA and see "Denis Murphy's Reel (1)," "Mr. McLeod's." AKA - "Denis Murphy's Miss McLeod's." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Garrett Barry (1847-1899) was a blind piper from Inagh, County Clare, who died in the Ennistymon Poor House around the year 1900, "whose memory is very much alive in the locality to the present day" (Mitchell). It is said that it was Barry's habit to pair this tune with the "Virginia Reel (6)." Fr. John Qinn finds the tune family to also include O'Neill's variant "Grey Plover (The)" (suspected as Garrett Barry's model) and the Sliabh Luachra "Charlie Mulvihill's Reel (2);" all based on "Miss McLeod's Reel (1)/Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell].

Printed sources : - Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 23, p. 42.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF 1157, "John Williams." Music at Matt Molloy's. Green Linnet SIF 3111, The Bothy Band - "Live at the BBC, '76, '78." GlobeStyle: CDORBD 084, Pat Mitchell - "Gentlemen Pipers" (1994). Topic: 12TS294 (Ossian 71), Pat Mitchell - "Uilleann Pipes" (1976).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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