Annotation:Tom Billy's Reel (2)

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X:1 T:Tom Billy's Reel [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D DFEF D2 Ad|cAAG EFGE|DFEF D/D/D dB|cAGE {F}ED D2| F2 EF D3d|cAAG EFGB|Ad {e}d/c/d dfed|cAGE {F}ED D2|| fffe fage|fdge afde|f2 ff- fage|(3fga ec Ad d2| effe fage|fdge afde|fage d4 |{de}dcAG EFGE||

TOM BILLY’S REEL [2]. AKA and see “Humors of Scartaglen,” “Gleanntán Reel (4) (The),” “New Post Office (3).” Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title honors Tom Billy Murphy of Kingwilliamstown (1879-1944), an influential fiddler in the Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork/Kerry border. The melody is heard in both two- and three-part versions under the various alternate titles.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Eoghan O’Sullivan and fiddler Gerry Harrington (County Cork) [Songer]; Connie O'Connell (County Cork) [Beisswenger].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 122. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 195.

Recorded sources : - Mulligan LUNCD 059, Gerry Harrington & Eoghan O'Sullivan - "Scéal Eile" (1993). Shanachie 34002/Claddagh CC5CD, Dennis Murphy & Julia Clifford - “The Star Above the Garter” (1969. Two part version).

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