Heathery Cruach

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HEATHERY CRUACH (An Cruach fraoch). AKA and see "John Mhosey McGinley's Reel," "Maid (The)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, Glencolumbkille and Kilcar area, southwest Donegal. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Cruach is the Gaelic word for mountain peak. The tune may be sourced to John Mhosey McGinley, a County Donegal fiddle master who died in the early 20th century [James Kelly, 1996].

Source for notated version: John Doherty (1895-1980, Co. Donegal) [Feldman].

Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979.

Recorded sources: Capelhouse Records, James Kelly - "Traditional Irish Music" (1996. Learned from fiddlers Francie and Mickie O'Beirne, Kilcar, County Donegal). Green Linnett GLCD 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1993. Learned from a 1977 recording of the late fiddler John Doherty, obtained from Caoimhin Mac Aoidh).

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