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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.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015.

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 Irishtune.info [1]




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