Annotation:New Potatoes (The)

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NEW POTATOES, THE (Na potataoi nuad). AKA and see "Autumn Leaves," "Cavan Reel (4)," "Handsome Sally (1)," "Merry Thatcher (The)," "Miss Kelly's Favourite," "Through the Heather." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1850: AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen). See also the related but more distanced E dorian tunes (usually similar in the first strain); "Ginley's Fancy," "Man of the House (The)," "Old Tom," "Paddy Carthy's Reel (2)," "Sally Grant,"

Source for notated version: "O'Reilly" [O'Neill]. O'Neill mentions a few O'Reilly's in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913), primarily uilleann piper Martin O'Reilly, "The Blind Piper of Galway", to whom he devotes a short sketch and a half-tone photograph (pp. 239-241).

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 152. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1505.

Recorded sources:

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

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