Clarkson's Reel

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 Theme code Index    1131 5551H
 Also known as    Seisd Miccleiraig, Cor Mic Cleirig, Gem of Ireland
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1531, p. 283
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
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CLARKSON'S REEL ("Seisd Miccleiraig" or "Cor Mic Cleirig"). AKA and see "Gem of Ireland." Irish, Reel. D Major (most versions): G Major (Flaherty). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1915 & 1001): AA'B (Flaherty): AABB (McGuire & Keegan): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen).

Source for notated version: Leo Ginley [McGuire & Keegan]; Chicago fiddler and police sergeant James O'Neill (originally from County Down) [O'Neill]; whistle player Jimmy McGettrick (b. 1909, Aughris, Rathmullen, Ballymote, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 138. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 41, p. 11. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 273, p. 139. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 157. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1531, p. 283. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 748, p. 131.


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T:Clarkson's Reel 
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S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 748
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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A,2|D2 DG FEDF|ABAF Acdc|BABc dBAF|EGFD EDB,E|
D2 DG FEDF|ABAF Acdc|Bdce dBAF|EGFE D2||
eg|fddf afdf|edcd efge|fddf afdf|edef d2 (3ABc|
defg afdf|edcd efge|(3fga ec dBAF|G2 FD EDB,E||