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NEW MAILCOACH, THE ("An Carbad-Litireac Nuad" or "Carbad Nuad na Litreaca"). AKA and see "New Post Office (2)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen): AAB (O'Neill/1915 & 1850). The earliest sound recordings of the tune are both from 1929. One recording is by Joe and Mike Flanagan (accordion and banjo, respectively), where the reel is played as a fling as the middle tune of a medley entitled "Highland Fling Medley." The second recording from that year is by flute player Tom Morrison, whose title was "Boys of Mayo (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 251, p. 131. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 114. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1302, p. 244. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 489, p. 93.

Recorded sources: Topic Records, Flanagan Brothers - "An Irish Delight" (1979. 2nd tune of "Highland Fling Medley").

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