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McGREEVY'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "Charlie Mulvihill's Reel (3)," "Corn Boy (The)," "East Clare Reel," "Francie Donnellan's Reel." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Named for Chicago fiddler Johnny McGreevy, though the liner notes to McGreevy's "Noonday Feast" LP indicate that he learned the tune from a tape of fiddlers Paddy Glackin and Séamus Connolly. The tune appears in Breathnach & Small's CRÉ V (1999) under the title "Francie Donnellan's Reel," honoring an east Clare fiddler and Tulla Céilí Band member. Editor Small's endnotes, however, indicate that title was taken from a recording of the tune by Clare accordionist Conor Keane. The setting transcribed in CRÉ V was actually sourced from a 1962 tape of New York fiddler Tommy Mulvihill, son of accordionist and concertina player Charlie Mulvihill.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Claddagh CC60CD, Mary McNamara - "Traditional Music from East Clare." Green Linnet SIF 1023, Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevy - "The Noonday Feast" (1980).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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