Connemara Skies

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 Theme code Index    14L34L 4453
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Ed Reavy
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Joe Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 99, p. 12
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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CONNEMARA SKIES. Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The name Connemara derives from the name of the ancient tribe who lived in that area of Ireland, the people of Con mac na Mara. The tune name itself is taken (along with its companion piece) from a line by Yeats: "Full of Munster grass and Connemara skies."

Printed source: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 99, p. 112.

T:Connemara Skies
C:Ed Reavy
Z:Joe Reavy
N:It is one of Ed's many exquisite hornpipes.
N:Nice to pair it with Munster Grass. Both titles come from a
N:line in Yeats: "full of Munster grass and Connemara skies."
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