Silver Tip (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Silver Tip [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 464 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DEFG ABAF|(3GFE cE dEcE|DEFG ABAF|GEcE EDDz:| d2 fd efge|(3fga fd ecAG|FAAB cBcG|EFGE FDDz| d2 fd efge|(3fga fd ecAF|GBGB FAFA|EFGE FDDz||



SILVER TIP [1], THE (An Barr Airgiodeac/Airgiodga). AKA and see “Anderson's Reel (2),” "Sliabh Bana," "Top of the Cliff (The)," "New Mown Meadows (The)," "Silver Spear (The)," "Miss Lane's Fancy," “My Love is on the Ocean (1).” Irish, Reel. A Mixolydian/D Major (Roche): D Mixolydian (O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Roche): AAB (O'Neill). The tune, notes Paul de Grae is related to “<incipit title="load:honey" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/My Honey in the House">My Honey in the House</incipit>”, “and, in the first part, to both “Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie” and “Colher’s Reel””[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Chicago fiddler James Kennedy who had the tune from his father, Peter Kennedy (for whom see “Peter Kennedy's Fancy”), a celebrated local fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 93. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1185, p. 223. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 464, p. 90. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 170, p. 66.

Recorded sources: -



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  1. Paul de Grae “Notes to the O’Neill Collections”, 2017.