Annotation:Groves of Erin (2)

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T:Groves of Erinn [2], The
S:P.D. Reidy music manuscript collection, London, 1890’s (No. 8)
N:”Professor” Patrick Reidy of Castleisland was a dancing 
N:master engaged by the Gaelic League in London to teach 
N:dance classes. He introduced “Siege of Ennis” and “Walls 
N:of Limerick” ceili dances and wrote a treatise on dancing.  
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
G2 (Ac) BGAF|G2 (eg) fdcA|G2 (Ac) BGAc|BGAF (DG) G2:|
g2 (gf) dggf|defe defe|dggf dggf|dfeg fdcA|
dg g2 agfe|dcde f2g2|(abga) (fg)(ef)|(df)(eg) fdcA||

GREEN GROVES OF ERIN [2]. Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The reel is contained in the c. 1890's music manuscript collection [1] of London dancing master Patrick D. Reidy, originally from Castleisland, County Kerry. Reidy was employed to demonstrate and teach Irish dancing at Gaelic League events in London prior to and after the turn of the 20th century, and is credited with introducing the country dances Walls of Limerick and Siege of Ennis into the repertory. He was a correspondent with Capt. Francis O'Neill in Chicago, and sent him one of his music copybooks in which this melody is entered.

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