Annotation:Old Head of Kinsale

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X:1 T:Old Head of Kinsale M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D ed | cAAA AGEF | G2 AF GE D2 | EAAA c2d2 | efge dfed | cAAA AGEF | G2 AF GE D2 | EAAB c2d2 | efge d4 || eaaa agef | g2 af gfed | cAAB c2d2 | cfge d2 cd | eaaa ggef | g2 af gfed | cAAB c2d2 | efge d2 ||

OLD HEAD OF KINSALE. AKA and see "Hunter's Purse (The)," "Reel (145)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The Old Head of Kinsale [1] is a headland near Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Fr. John Quinn finds cognate tunes in P.W. Joyce's untitled reel in his Ancient Irish Music (1873, No. 62, for which see "Reel (145)"), and later published under the title "Hunter's Purse (The)," the title Paddy Killoran used when he recorded the tune in the 78 RPM era.

Old Head of Kinsale, c. 1843.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 21. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music).

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