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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