Hunter's House (The)
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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.