Miss Patterson's Slipper

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MISS PATTERSON'S SLIPPER (Slipéir Iníon Mhic Pháidín). AKA and see “Crowley's Reel (3),” “Master Crowley's (1),” "Miss Patterson.” Irish, Reel. E Dorian/Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Kennedy): AABB (Grier, O’Malley): AABBCCDE (Feldman & O’Doherty). Caoimhin Mac Aoidh says “Miss Patterson’s Slipper” is the title source John Doherty used for the tune, although the first and second strains of his version are actually a version of “Master Crowley's (1)” while the third and fourth strains together are the “Roscommon Reel (The).” This corresponds to the pairing of "Miss Patterson's" and "Roscommon Reel (The)" recorded as "Master Crowley's" in 1937 by Donegal fiddler Hugh Gillespie. A two-part setting of the reel (distanced from more modern versions, but recognizable) was entered into the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim musician Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler John Doherty (1895-1980, County Donegal) [Feldman & O’Doherty]; fiddle and accordion player John McGrath (1900-1955) [O’Malley].

Printed sources : - Feldman & O’Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 71. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 137, p. 33. O’Malley (Luke O’Malley’s Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 63, p. 32.

Recorded sources: -Gael-Linn CEF060, “Paddy Glackin.” Green Linnet 3077, John Doherty - “Bundle and Go.”

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



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