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GATEHOUSE MAID [1], THE (Ainnir Tí an Gheata). Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Paddy Killoran (1904-1965), originally from Ballymote, County Sligo, recorded the tune in November, 1937, in New York for Decca Records, pairing it (as the second tune) with "Down the Broom." The medley is still frequently played in modern Irish music sessions. "Gatehouse Maid" has been called part of the core South Sligo repertoire. Fr. John Quinn finds the tune related to the Scottish strathspey "Miss Drummond of Perth (1)."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - piper John McAloon, 1968 (Co. Fermanagh and Belfast, Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]; Gus Collins (Bronx, N.Y.) [Mulvihill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 233, p. 119. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1976, No. 35. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 145, p. 44. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 302, p. 174. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 45, p. 12.

Recorded sources: -Coleman Center CD CC004, Seamus Quinn & James McDonagh - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Decca 12145 (78 RPM), Paddy Killoran [1] (1937). Philo 1051, Boys of the Lough - "Good Friends, Good Music" (1977).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [4]



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