Glin Cottage Polka (1) (The)

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GLIN COTTAGE POLKA [1], THE. AKA and see "Denis Doody's (2)," "From Billy to Jack," "Glen Cottage Polka (1) (The)," "Glen cottage no. 2," "Green Cottage (2) (The)," "Little Green Cottage (The)," "McAllister's Fling," "Quarry Cross Polka (The)." Irish, Polka. E Dorian: B Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. On the Shannon shore eight miles west of Foynes, Limerick, is Glin and Glin Castle, the home of the Knight of Glin. His family (the Fitzgeralds) have retained almost uninterrupted possession of the castle for over seven hundred years. A closely related tune (in the first strain) appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) and the Harding Collection (1905) as "Alistair MacAllistair" and as "St. Patrick Was a Gentleman (2)" in Levey's and Robbin's 19th century collections. Irish fiddler Patrick Gafney recorded it on a 78 RPM in 1923 as "McAllister's Fling."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 2), 1976; No. 130 (appears as untitled polka).

Recorded sources: Topic 12T357, "Jackie Daly" (appears as first tune of "Glin Cottage Polkas"). Jackie Daly – "Music from Sliabh Luachra, Vol. 6." Seamus Creagh – "An Fhidil vol. 2." Denis Doody – "Kerry Music." James Kelly and Paddy O'Brien – "Spring in the Air."

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




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