X:1 T: Peggy Reilly M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:The first strain is cognate with “Because He was a Bonny Lad” B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 100, p. 22) B:http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=21&z=-230.5038%2C169.9416%2C3070.4826%2C1234.6572 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A cBAa fg/a/ ec|dfec BB/B/ B2|cBAa fg/a/ ec|dfec AA/A/ A2:| cB/A/ eA fAeA|dfec BB/B/ B2|cB/A/ eA fAeA|dfec AA/A/ A2| cB/A/ eA fAeA|dfec BB/B/ B2|cB/A/ eA fAgA|afec AA/A/ A2||
PEGGY REILLY. The reel appears in Book 2 of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier's (c. 1824-1894) music manuscript collection, complied in the early 1880's. The first strain is cognate with the "Because He was a Bonny Lad" family of tunes.