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X:1 T:Race Classic, The S:sessions in Kerry R:polka M:2/4 L:1/8 Z:Paul de Grae K:A A>B AE | FA E2 | FB BA/B/ | cB Bc/B/ | A>B AE | FA E2 | FB BA/B/ |1 cA Ac/B/ :|2 cA Ac/d/ |: e>f eA | f4 | Bf Bf | g4 | cg cg | a2 gf | eA c/B/A/B/ |1 cA Ac/d/ :|2 cA A2 ||

RAY’S CLASSIC. AKA – "North Cregg," “Race Classic (The),” "Roy's Session," "Willie Hunter's." Scottish, Reel; Irish, Polka. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. The tune was adapted from a reel by the late Shetland composer and fiddler Willie Hunter Jr. (1933-1994), who called it “Ray’s Classic,” after a friend’s car (a title corrupted sometimes to "Race Classic"). It has been converted to a polka popular with Sliabh Luachra musicians and as a session tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015; p. 170.

Recorded sources : - Verena Commins & Julie Langan – “Fonnchaoi.” North Cregg – “Mi.da:za’” (learned from Derek Hickey from Adare, County Limerick). Macmeanmna SKYECD 23, Dòchas – "Dòchas" (2002). At the Racket.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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