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X:2 T:Temple Hill M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Stanford/Petrie, No. 901 (1905) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador EAAB e2 dB|e2 dB GABG|EAAB edef|gedB BA A2:|| ea a2b2 ag| egdg egdg|ea a2b2 ag|egdB BAAd| ea a2b2 ag|egdg egdg|bgaf gefd|e/f/g dB BA A2||



TEMPLE HILL. AKA and see "Colm O'Donnell's Favourite," "Kerryman's Daughter (2) (The)," "Molly on the Shore (2)," "Sweetheart Reel (The)," "They Sailed away from Dublin Bay," "Tripping thro' the Meadows." Irish, Reel (cut or whole time). Ireland, County Cork. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (McGuire & Keegan). Petrie, who obtained the tune from the manuscript collection of Patrick Carew[1], identified this as a tune from County Cork. It is a member of a large tune family (see alternate titles), but none predate Carew's tune. The reel is sometimes amalgamated with another reel in the Petrie collection (they are paired together on the same page) called “Molly on the Shore [1] & [2].”


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - “A Cork Reel. From P. Carew’s MSS” [Stanford/Petrie]; Leo Ginley [McGuire and Keegan].

Printed sources : - McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), No. 63, p. 17. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 901, p. 228.

Recorded sources : - Spin CD1001, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - “The Smoky Chimney” (1996. Learned from Clare fiddler Martin Hayes).




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  1. Patrick Carew is identified by Joyce as a county of Cork uilleann piper who had an extensive collection of tunes made in the 19th century prior to Joyce's publication of his Ancient Irish Music (1873), probably in the first half of the century. The ms. was lent to Joyce by Mr. Richard Dowden, Alderman of Cork. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about Carew at this time.