Sporting Days of Easter (4) (The)

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X:1 T:Sporting Days of Easter [4], The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 146. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D EAAD EAAB|cBcG EFGE|EAAD EAAB|cBAG E2D2:| FDFA d2 FA|d2 AF GE E2|FDFA d2 AB|cBcG E2D2| FDFA d2 FA|d2 AF GE E2|FDFA dfed|cBcG E2D2||



SPORTING DAYS OF EASTER [4], THE. Irish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The reel appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman. The first strain tonality is indeterminate, with a resolution to 'D' at the cadence and then strongly in the second strain. Goodman researchers Hugh and Lisa Shield have identified the second strain as cognate with the first strain of "All Round the Room" from the Stephen Grier (County Leitrim, 1883) music manuscript collection (printed in Breathnach & Small, CRE 4, No. 106), and with the first strain of Goodman's own "Fanny" (vol. 4, p. 79)

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