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HUNTER'S HOUSE. AKA and see "Reavy's." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Harker, Mallinson, Reavy): AABB' (Cranford/Holland). "Hunter's House" is one of the enduring compositions of fiddler Ed Reavy (1898-1988), born in County Cavan but who lived much of his life in Philadelphia, Pa.. Along with "Maudabawn Chapel," "Hunter's House" is his most frequently played tune in the tradition. Sean McGuire's (Maguire) recording in 1956 on a 78 RPM for His Master's Voice appears to be the first, according to Philippe Varlet. Fr. John Quinn/An tAthair Seán Ó Coinn finds the tune in the c. 1960 manuscripts of the Longford area Reilly family as "Reavy's No. 1." Back then, he explains, the Reavy tunes were becoming popular and circulated without names; instead numbers were assigned to the various compositions.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 184, p. 69. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike-Rafferty), 2005; No. 143, p. 43. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 21, p. 9. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 2), 2003; p. 19. Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 33, p. 35.

Recorded sources : - CCF 25, Seane Keane - "Jig it in Style" (1990). CEF 167, The Lennon Family - "Dance of the Honey Bee" (1994). Odyssey ORCS 1051, Jerry Holland - "Fiddler's Choice" (1998). SD 003, Christy Dunne - "Plucking Good" (1994). Shanachie 78009, Joe Derrane - "The Tie that Binds." Shanachie SHA34008, Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds (appears as "Reavy's Reel"). Varrick VR-038, Yankee Ingenuity - "Heatin' Up the Hall" (1989). Paddy Glackin - "The Flags of Dublin." Jolyon Jackson - "Hidden Ground." Sean Maguire -"The Irish Phonograph, Volume 1" (1956). Jimmy Power - "Fifty-odd Years" (1984). The Chieftains - "Chieftains in China." The Chieftains - "Water from the Well" (2000. Appears as part of "Dusty Miller" set). "Music at Matt Molloy's." Na Connery's - "The Session " (appears as "Reavy's").

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3] [4]

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