X: 1 T:Glountane School 1862 R:reel S:Sliabh Notes-Gleanntan Z:Transcribed by Dave Marshall M:C| K:D |: D2FA BAFA | d2fd edBc | ~d3A ~B2AF | GBAG FDEF | D2FA BAFA | d2fd edBc | ~d3A ~B2AF | GBAG FDD2 :| |: d2fd adfa | bfaf edBc | defg a2bf | afed Bee2 | d2fd adfa | bfaf edBc | defg a2bf | afef d4 :|
GLOUNTANE SCHOOL. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by musician Terence "Cuz" Teahan, originally from County Kerry although long a resident of Chicago. Randy Miller (2004) notes that the tune honors the school Teahan attended in County Kerry, where music was taught to the students by renowned peripatetic fiddler Padraig O'Keeffe. The melodic material in the opening few bars is very similar to "Dance of the Frogs" in the J.W. Pepper collection of 1908.
Jean Duval notes the similarity (parts reversed) with "Casse-Reel" from the playing of Jean-Baptiste April, a fiddler from Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Quebec, recorded by Marius Barbeau on wax cylinder in 1918.
X:24 T: 24. Casse-Reel M: 2/2 L: 1/8 C: Jean-Baptiste April / 1918 K: D P:A d2fd adfd | cdef gbec |d2fd Adfd | cdBd cBAc | ! d2fd adfd | cdef gbec | dcdA BAGF | [M: 3/2] EAAA dfec|1 d2Ac:||2dAFA||! P:B |:[M:2/2]ABAd BAFA|defd cdec|dcdA BAGF|[M:3/2]EAAA FDA,C DEFA|! [M:2/2]dBAd BAFA|defd cdec|dcdA BAGF|[M:3/2]EAAA dfec|1 d2FA:|2d2Ac||