Annotation:Maid of Holywell (The)

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X: 2638 T: Maid of Holywell (reel)  % cre5<bb B: CRE5.200 (Gearrchaile an Tobar Bheannaithe) M: 4/4 Q: 360 R: reel F: K: D A3A B3B|A2FA BEEB|A2FA (3Bcd Ad|(3Bcd AG FDDB| ADFA (3Bcd cB| AdFA BEEF| G3A (3Bcd eg| fdec d2AG|| d2dd edBd| egfe dBAB| d2dd egfe| dBAG FDD2| d2dd edBd| egfe dBAB| defg a2ag| (3fgf eg fddB "D.C."|]

MAID OF HOL(L)YWELL, THE (Gearrchaile an Tobair Bheannaithe). AKA - "Maid of Holyhead (The)." AKA and see "Earl of Dalkeith's Reel (3)," "Lord Dalhousie." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The reel was recorded by the Kilfenora Céilí Band in 1958. It appears in Martin Mulvhiill's collection (1986) as "Maid of Holyhead". Researcher Conor Ward finds the tune to be a version, with parts reversed of "Lord Dalhousie," actually a composition of fiddler, bandleader, composer and music publisher Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) as "Earl of Dalhousie's Reel (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V), 1999; No. 200, p. 95. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 209, p. 56 (as "Maid of Holyhead"). Treoir, vol. 3, No. 1; p. 14.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEFCD 165, Máire O'Keeffe - "Cóisir/House Party."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Connie Connell & Denis Mac Mahon play the tune on [2]

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