Annotation:Green Cottage (2) (The)

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GREEN COTTAGE [2], THE. AKA and see "Denis Doody's (2)," "From Billy to Jack," "Glen Cottage Polka (2)," "Green cottage polka, no. 2," "Glin Cottage Polka (2) (The)," "Johnny O'Leary's (1)," "McAllister's Fling," "Quarry Cross Polka (The)," "St. Patrick was a Gentleman (2)," "St. Patrick was Your Patron Saint." Irish, Polka (2/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Green Cottage [2]" is a member of a family of tunes that is derivative of the older "St. Patrick" melodies. The oldest sound recording of the melody was by fiddler Patrick Gafney in 1923, under the title "McAllister's Fling" (OKeh 4840). Sliabh Luachra accordion player Denis Doody recorded the tune (with fiddler Donal O'Connor and guitarist Batt O'Connor) on the album "An Evening in Sliabh Luachra, Volume One" (1988) as "The Little Green Cottage."

See also an untitled polka in Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. II (1976), No. 130.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. III), No. 72. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 236, p. 137 (see also No. 160). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 17 in polka section (appears as untitled polka).

Recorded sources : - Coleman Music Center CHC 009, fiddler Kevin McHugh (b. 1925, Foxford, Co. Mayo) - "The Coleman Archive, vol. 2: The Home Place" (2005. Various artists). Gael-Linn CEF092, Julia and Billy Clifford - "Ceol as Sliabh Luachra." Green Linnet GLCD 1175, Cherish the Ladies - "New Day Dawning." Green Linnet GLCD 1187, Cherish the Ladies - "One and All: the Best of Cherish the Ladies" (1998. Learned by Mary Coogan from her father Jim). RTE CD183, Denis Murphy & Pádraig O'Keeffe - "Music from Sliabh Luachra" (1995. Recorded in 1949). Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproule - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1995). Topic 12T358, "Jackie Daly" (appears as the first tune of "Glin Cottage Polkas").

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

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