Upstairs in a Tent (1)

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UPSTAIRS TENT [1] (Thuas Staighre i bPuball). AKA and see "Micho Russell's Reel (3)," "Peg McGrath's Reel (1)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Roche): AA’B (Breathnach). Breathnach (1976) notes that his source, Micko Russell, did not have a name for it but said that this is what Jimmy Mucaí called it. “Jimmie Ward said that this was not the correct name.” Martin Mulvihill called it “Peg McGrath’s Reel” in his 1985 collection, after hearing it played by that musician in a session at a Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel. The hornpipe "Miss Galvin" is a related tune.

Source for notated version: flute and whistle player Micko Russell, 1966 (Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 190, p. 99. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 179, p. 69.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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