Brown Eyed Girl (The)

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 Theme code Index    3311 5L132
 Also known as    Gearrchaile na Samhaircíní, Kilworth Lasses (The), Maids (The), Primrose Lasses, Primrose Girl (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Brendan Breathnach
 Book/Manuscript title    Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 189, p. 99
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1976
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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Brown Eyed Girl (The): Annotations



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T:Brown-Eyed Girl, The
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
N:A version of “Primrose Lass.” 
S:”Composed by Michael B. Shanahan, 1865.”
S:P.D. Reidy music manuscript collection, London, 1890’s (No. 16)
N:”Professor” Patrick Reidy of Castleisland was a dancing 
N:master engaged by the Gaelic League in London to teach 
N:dance classes. He introduced “Siege of Ennis” and “Walls 
N:of Limerick” ceili dances and wrote a treatise on dancing. 
N:Reidy told O’Neill that his source, Shanahan was a “celebrated
N:violinist”, the son of a piper born in Kilrush, Co. Clare, with a 
N:great reputation in Kerry and Limerick in the 1860’s. It is unclear
N:where Shanahan was in relation to his acquaintance with Reidy
N:(i.e. in London or Ireland).
F: http://rarebooks.library.nd.edu/digital/bookreader/MSE_1434-1/#page/1/mode/1up
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:G
c2|BcAB GAGE|DEGA BAAc|BcAB GAGE|DEGA B(G G2):|
c2|Bdgd edgd|Bdgd eAAc|Bdgd edgd|BdAc BG G2|
Bdgd edgd|Begd e(AAB)|Bdef gfed|(Bd)(Ac) B(GG2)||

Brown Eyed Girl (The): Annotations