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RATHOLDRAN CASTLE. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. Composed by Baltimore, Md., B/C box player Billy McComiskey, originally from Brooklyn, taught by Sean McGlynn. McComiskey composed the reel for his friend, Irish banjo-player Peter Fitzgerald, originally from Ireland near the site of Rathaldran Castle. The castle, long held by the Cusacks, is located near Navan, County Meath, and was originally a 15th century tower incorporated into a 19th century neo-medieval “castle”, or manor. It has been renovated and developed for the tourist trade.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 196, p. 73.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1159, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Dáithí Sproule - “Trian II” (1995).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [1]

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