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VIRGINIA REEL [6]. AKA - "Virginian (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune (which begins on a G major chord) derives its name from a town called Virginia in County Cavan. It was piper Garret Barry’s habit to pair this tune with “Garrett Barry's Reel.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell].

Printed sources : - Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken’s Lips), 1987; p. 32. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 24, pp. 42-43. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 205.

Recorded sources: -CL46, Brid Meany – “The Irish Tradition” (1994). GlobeStyle: CDORBD 084, Pat Mitchell – “Gentlemen Pipers” (1994). Green Linnet SIF 1058, Molloy/Keane/McGlyn - “Contentment is Wealth.” RSEC 035, Denise Shiel – “Champions of Ireland- Concertina.” Tara 3001, Planxty - “After the Break.” Fresh Fish - “Turning of the Tide” (1992). Topic: 12TS294 (Ossian 71), Pat Mitchell – “Uilleann Pipes” (1976). Dervish – “Harmony Hill.”

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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