Annotation:Low Highland (The)

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LOW HIGHLAND, THE. AKA and see "Castlecomer Lasses (The)," "Down the Groves," "Erin's Groves," "Gay Fellow's Favourite (The)," "Good Fluter (The)," "Green Fields of Erin (1)," "Green Groves of Erin (1)," "Groves of Erin (The)," "Heather Breeze (The)," "Mary in the Mall," "Miss Shaw's Reel," "Miss Stewart of Grantully (2)," "Padaí Bhillí na Rópaí’s Highland," "Queenstown Lasses (The)." Irish, Highland. Ireland, County Donegal. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The title describes the 'A' part, played on the 'G' string of the fiddle. The Donegal version of the Scottish strathspey "Miss Stewart of Grantully (2)," played in Ireland as a Highland[1]. It is associated with the playing of Padaí Bhillí na Rópaí of Kiltyfanad, Glencolmcille, County Donegal, whose short stay in America made a profound influence on fiddler/composer Ed Reavy of Philadelphia. Padaí Bhillí's fiddle was once in the possession of Con Cassidy, who is also cited as a source for the tune.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and storyteller Con Cassidy (County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources : - Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 155 (appears as untitled Highland).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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  1. See "Green Groves of Erin (1)" for an Irish reel-time setting.