Annotation:Mint in the Corn (The)

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X: 1 T: the Mint in the Corn T: Geordie Affleck Z: Barney <> irtrad-l 2000-09-01 Z: corrected by Nigel Gatherer <> B: CRE 2, no. 191 as "Gan ainm" N: Caoimhin Mac Aoidh supplied this information on it: N: "No 191 is a tune which Francie Dearg & Mickey Ban O Beirn played N: in D and John Doherty and Danny O'Donnell played in A. Tommy N: Peoples learned it in Donegal from the old lads. John and the N: Deargs called it 'The Mint in the Corn'. It is the Scottish Reel N: 'Geordie Affleck' normally played there in E Flat." M: 4/4 L: 1/8 R: reel F: K: G Bc dB GA BG | AD (3DDD cA FA | Bc dB GA BG | AD EF G3A | Bc dB GA BG | AD (3DDD AD (3DDD | Bc dB GA BG | AD EF G3A || |: BG Bd gf ed | cA ce ag fe | fg af de fd | ed ^ce d2 ef | gf ed ef a2- | ag fe dc BA | Bc dB GA BG | AD FA G4 :||

MINT IN THE CORN, THE. AKA and see "Eammon Coyne's Reel," "Geordie Affleck," "Tommy Peoples Reel (9)" Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The reel is the Scottish "Geordie Affleck," originally set in E Flat Major. Donegal fiddlers play it in both D Major (Francie Dearg & Mickey ban O Beirn) and A Major (John Doherty & Danny O'Donnell). Tommy Peoples plays it in D Major, learned from older Donegal fiddlers. It has also been recorded as "Eamonn Coynes" in Ireland, after the Irish fiddler from Liverpool.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach, (CRÉ II), 1975; No. 191 (appears as untitled reel). Vallely (Play Fifty Reels with the Armagh Pipers Club), 1982; No. 48, p. 50.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh Records CCF31CD, John Doherty - "The Floating Bow: Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal" (1996. Recordings from the 1960's and '70's). CCTC001, Danny O'Donnell - "Bean Ag Baint Duilisc" (2012. Originally recorded 1988).

See also listing at :
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