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X:1 T:Turf House R:reel S:Patrick Street D:CD "Made in Cork" Z:Barney M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D |B2 GB A2 FD|E2 DE FA A2|BcdB A2 FD|~E2 DE FD D2| BAGB AGFD|~E2 ED EFGA|BcdB A2 FD|~E2 DE FD D2|| dfed B2 A2|dfed cd e2|dfed B2 AF|~E2 DE FD ~D2| dfed B2 A2|dfed cd e2|fdec dBAF|~E2 DE FD D2||



TURF HOUSE REEL. Irish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was composed by Patrick Street member Ged Foley. There is some similarity to “Mayo Lasses (The)” (Breathnach, CRE 1, 80) and “Old Maids of Galway (1) (The)” (O’Neill, DMI 654). Kerry fiddlers Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford recorded another similar tune, "Johnny When You Die (1)]. Cape Breton fiddlers play another similar tune, "West Mabou Reel,” sometimes attributed to Dan Beaton {Domhnull Iain an Táillear} (1856-1919), although it is probably Irish in origin. See note for “Johnny When You Die (1)."


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Recorded sources : - Green Linnett SIF 1184, Patrick Street - “Made in Cork” (1997).




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