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GREEN GATES [1], THE ("Na Geataí Glasuaine" or "Na Geataide Glasa"). AKA and see "Women's Rock (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). "A great dance tune," opined Martin Mulvihill, who used it as an accompaniment to the sixteen-hand reel. AB (Breathnach, Mulvihill, O'Neill): AABB (Flaherty, Mallinson, Taylor). The alternate title "Women's Rock (The)" appears in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903), although by his 1907 Dance Music of Ireland the title had changed to "Green Gates."

Source for notated version: piper Jim Brophy, 1972 (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach]; flute player James Murray (b. 1947, Ougham, outside Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, mid-1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 178, p. 93. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 172. Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 7, p. 3. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 43, p. 127. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 764, p. 133. O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903; No. 1550. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 32.

Recorded sources: Temple Records TP021, Battlefield Band - "On the Rise" (1986). Topic TSCD 602, Moate Ceilidhe Band - "Irish Dance Music" (1995. A reissue of the 1945 original).

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

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