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SLIABH RUSSELL. AKA – “Slieve Russell.” Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Sliabh Russell, Mt. Russell, is in County Cavan. The tune appears as an untitled piece in Treoir (IV, 1 (p. 10) and X, 5. Congress Reel (The) may well have been created by converting this tune to reel time.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980’s [Taylor]; from the playing of piper Séamus Ennis (Dublin), who learned them from his father, a piper taught by Nicholas Markey who in turn had been taught by the renowned piper and pipemaker Billy Taylor of Drogheda and later Philadelphia [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach, Ceol: A Journal of Irish Music, vol. 5, no. 2, 1982; 53c. Breathnach (The Man and His Music), 1997; No. 6, p. 73. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 28, p. 13. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1976; No. 45. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 17.

Recorded sources: -Buttons and Bows Music BABMCD2015, Buttons and Bows - "The Return of Spring" (2015). Green Linnet GLCD 1200, Lunasa – “Otherworld” (1999). New Folk Records NFR 1552, James Keane - "Heir of the Dog" (2012). Piping Pig Records PPPCD 001, Jimmy O’Brien- Moran – “Seán Reid’s Favourite” (1996. Learned from Séamus Ennis). Shanachie 79064, Matt Molloy – “Heathery Breeze” (1999). Tara Records TA 1002, Séamus Ennis - "The Pure Drop" (1973). Tara 1002/9, Séamus Ennis – “The Pure Drop” (reissue).

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