Annotation:Leanbh Mo Chroí

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X:1 T:Lanamacree T:Lean Mo Chroí M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 126, p. 44) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f|gdc BAG|Bdd def|gdc BAG|EAA A2f| gdc BAG|Bdd edc|BGB cAG|FDD D2:| |:c|BGG DGG|BGG G2A|BGG DGG|cAG F2A| BGG DGG|BGG G2A|Bc/d/B cAG|FDD D2:|

LEANBH MO CHROÍ (Lannamacree). AKA and see "Baachall an Ghrinn," "Before I was Married," "Jackson's Babby," "Jackson's Babes," "Lanamacree," "Rake's March," "Rose in Full Bloom (1)," "Tanning the Leather." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Leanbh mo chroí means 'child of my heart', which is the name of an unrelated jig printed by O'Neill in his Music of Ireland (1903. See "Child of My Heart"). County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered the tune in Book 3 of his large c. 1883 music manuscript collection under the Englished title "Lanamacree" (in Irish Leanbh mo chroí). O'Farrell printed the tune as "Rake's March" in his first volume of Pocket Companion for the the Union Pipes (c. 1805), and County Cork cleric James Goodman included it in his c. 1865 music manscript as "Bachal an ghrinn, or The Rake's March". The jig appears under the title "Jackson's Babby" in the c. 1865 Gunn Manuscript collection from County Fermanagh, while the variant "Tanning the Leather" is to be found in the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry .

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and uilleann piper Stephen Grier (Farnaght, Co. Leitrim), who wrote his manuscripts in the 1880's [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 10, p. 7

Recorded sources : - Martin Tourish & Luke Ward - "Clan Ranald" (2005).

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