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MOONCOIN REEL, THE ("Seisd Muincuin," "Cor Muine-Coinin" or "Ríl Mhóin Choinn"). Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Mooncoin, or Mooncoyne, is a town in County Kilkenny in the southeast of Ireland, an area famous in the 19th century and the early 20th century for its pipers. AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen).

The Irish Music Club in the first years of the 20th century. Father W. K Dollard is in the top row, extreme left.

Source for notated version: Father Dollard, a flute player and fiddler, member of O'Neill's traditional music club in Chicago [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 137. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1431, p. 265. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 668, p. 119.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear piper Martin McCormack play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [3]




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