Annotation:New Demense (1) (The)

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X:1 T:New Demense [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 484 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix D2 (3FED AD (3FED|E>c (3cBc GcEc|D2 (3FED AD (3FED|1 cAGF EFGE:| |2 CAGE ED D2||(3fgf df (3fgf df|(3efe ce (3efe ce|(3fgf df (3fgf dB| cAGE ED D2|(3fgf df (3fgf df|(3efe ce (3efe dce|fgaf gedB|cAGE EFGE||

NEW DEMENSE [1] (An Tirteac Nuad). AKA and see "Cailín Fionn (An)," "Cavan Reel (The)," "College Grove (The)," "Connacht Reel (1) (The)," "Green Jacket (The)," "Milestone (1) (The)," "Millstone (1) (The)," "Miss Corbet," "Miss Corbett's Reel," "New Domain (The)," "Old Locks and Quays of Galway (The)," "Reel (58)," "Whiskey in the Jar/Whiskey in the Jug." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Both O'Neill editions give the key as D major, though the key clearly should be in the mixolydian mode. "The New Demense" is contained in the 1865 manuscript collection of the Gunn family, County Fermangh, in two parts. A Scottish relation (and perhaps antecedent) is "Miss Corbett"/"Miss Corbett's Reel" printed in the late 18th century by Glasgow publisher James Aird, and in Edinburgh John McGlashan (1798). See also "New Demense (2) (The)," a variant from Chicago musician John Ennis, and "New Domain (The)," a distanced cognate version collected in County Cork. Alan Jabbour finds "Pat Carney's Reel" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) a cognate tune. 19th century County Leitrim musician, biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894), a piper and fiddler, included a version of the tune as an untitled reel (see "Reel (58)") in Book 2 of his c. 1883 music manuscript collection.

"Lawson's Favorite" is a similar, but probably not cognate reel, perhaps derived from a common ancestor.

Additional notes

Source for notated version : -
Chicago's Irish Music Club around 1903. James Kennedy is standing in the last row, extreme right

Source for notated version: Chicago fiddler James Kennedy who had the tune from his father, a celebrated local fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim [O'Neill]. [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1208, p. 228. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 484, p. 93.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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