Master Henry's Reel (1)
X:1 T:Master Henry's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:CRÉ II (No. 157) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G ~G3B AE E2 | G2 Bd gedB | ~G3B AE E2 | cBAG E2 D>F | G2 GB AE E2 | GABd gedB | ~G3B AE E2 | cBAG E2 D> || d | g2 dg egde | g2 dg eaaf | g2 dg egdB | cBAG EG D2 | g2 dg egde | g3 dg ea a2 | (3bag af gfed | cdef gedB ||
MASTER HENRY'S REEL  (Ríl an Mháistir Mhic Annraoi). AKA and see "Maggie on the Shore." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Breathnach (1985) records that the master referred to was a schoolteacher named Batt Henry (1872-1957), from Ballymote, south County Sligo. Henry also taught fiddle and dancing, and was the first person in the district to obtain Michael Coleman records from America. He recorded for Parlophone with his group Batt Henry's Traditional Ballymote Quartet. Fiddler Johnny Henry (1922-1996) of Doocastle was a first cousin, once removed (i.e. Johnny's father and Batt were first cousins).