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.
X:1 T:Connemara Skies R:Hornpipe C:Ed Reavy M:4/4 L:1/8 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." K:D FE | DA,G,A, FA,G,A, | GFGB ADFA | dAFA Bdgf | (3edc (3dcB (3AGF (3GFE | DA,G,A, FA,G,A, | GFGB AdcB | Adfa gece | dfaf d2 :| |: cd |edcd fage |fd (3dcd bagf | edcd efgf | (3edc (3dcB AGFG | fdcd fage | fd (3dcd bagf | edcB Acec | dfaf d2:||