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X:1 T:New Road, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 523 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DFED dfed | cAGF EFGE | DFED dfed | cAGE AFGE| DFED dfed | cAGF Ec c2 |DFED dfed | cAGE FD D2 || defg afdB | cdef gecA | defg agfa | gecd eddf | afdf afdf |gece gfge |defg agfa | gecd ed d2 || fefg fagf | eAce g2 ag | fede fage | fdec Adde | fede fagf | eAce g2 fg | afge dfed | cAGE FD D2 ||

NEW ROAD, THE ("An Botar nuad" or "An Bóthar nua"). AKA and see "New Line (The)." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): ABC (Breathnach). The 'B' part is nearly the same as "Corney is Coming." Galway fiddler Paddy Fahy has been credited with reworking this tune, says fiddler Frankie Gavin, and indeed, Paul de Grae points out the tune was recorded by the Raymond Roland Quartet as "Fahy's Reel." De Grae finds a variant of the tune in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) under the title "New Line." "New Post Office (1)" is either a related variant or a similar melody, depending on one's perception. See also the cognate "Scartaglen Reel (2) (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Seán Reid manuscript (County Clare) [Breathnach]; Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. IV), 1996; No. 113, p. 58. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 105. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1250, p. 235. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 523, p. 98.

Recorded sources : - Ember 3361, The Raymond Roland Quartet - "Saturday Night at the Céilíi" (London, 1965. Appears as "Fahy's Reel"). Green Linnett GLCD 1087, Seamus Connolly - "Notes From My Mind" (1988). Tara CD4011, Frankie Gavin - "Fierce Traditional" (2001).

See also listing at :
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