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McCOY'S MEASURE. Irish; Reel, Hornpipe or Scots Measure. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody (set as a hornpipe, although it appears to have been derived from a Scots Measure) is contained in the Alex Sutherland (1873-1967, Toome, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim) music manuscript collection of c. 1900.
Source for notated version: Seán McGivney [Keegan]. McGivney is a musician from County Longford, and had the tune from Fr. John Quinn.
Printed sources: Keegan (Drops in the Ocean), 2004; No. 22.
Recorded sources: Marie Reilly - "The Anvil" (2012. Learned from her father, blacksmith and fiddler Michael Reilly).
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