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GRAND GATES OF ANNESBROOK, THE (Geataí Móra Annesbrook). AKA and see "Gardener's Daughter (1) (The)," "Gladstone's Bill." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has the same general melodic contours and tonal elements as O'Neill's "Swallow's Tail (The)," Breathnach points out. However, it is the same tune as "Gardener's Daughter (1) (The)" printed by Frank Roche. Rev. John Quinn finds the tune in the 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim musician Stephen Grier, set in the major mode, as "Gladstone's Bill."

Source for notated version: from the playing of Drogheda, County Louth, piper Pat Ward (1847-1928), from Jack Wade's (County Monaghan) early-mid 20th century collection, in which he notes: "This reel starts like 'The Maid in the Cherry Tree.' But do not judge it by the first two bars. It is a completely different reel" [Breathnach]

Printed sources: Breathnach & Small (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 195, p. 90.

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