Pat Carney's Reel

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PAT CARNEY'S REEL. AKA and see “Braes of Glendochart (The)," "Braes of Glendochert (The)," "Paddy Murphy’s Wife (1),” "Joe Tanzy's Reel," “Mr. Menzies of Culdares.” Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O’Neill prints the tune as “Paddy Murphy’s Wife.” The reel was recorded in New York in 1920 by Columbia Record's house violinist George Stehl (with orchestra) in a medley of reels and jigs (Columbia A2957); Stehl played a wide variety of popular music, and there is nothing 'traditional' about his performance. Alan Jabbour finds the tune a variant of "New Demense (1) (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 30. Old Time Jigs and Reels, 1906; p. 41. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 55.

Recorded sources: A & M 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - “Close to the Floor” (1992). Columbia A2957 (78 RPM), George Stehl (1920).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear Ashley MacIsaac's recording on youtube.com [2] (fourth tune in set).




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