Burying Poteen (The)

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 Theme code Index    
 Also known as    Martin Wynne's No. 2
 Composer/Core Source    Martin Wynne
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
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 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Seán McGuire and Joe Burke
 Title of recording    Two Champions
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Outlet SOLP 1014
 Year recorded    1971
 Media    
 Score   ()   


BURYING POTEEN, THE. AKA and see "Martin Wynne's No. 2." Irish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Sligo fiddler Martin Wynne (1913-1998) who emigrated to the Bronx, New York in 1948. "Burying Poteen" seems to be the title employed by Sean McGuire, although it is usually known as "Martin Wynne's No. 2." Randy Miller notes Wynne penned the tune sometime before that year. Poteen is a potent alcoholic beverage distilled from potatoes, usually homemade and sometimes impure.

Source for notated version: a recording of Belfast fiddler Sean McGuire (1927-2005) and Galway accordion player Joe Burke [Miller & Perron].

Printed source: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 8. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 54.

Recorded source: Outlet SOLP 1014, Sean McGuire.


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