Crib of Perches

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 Theme code Index    5553 257b7b
 Also known as    Chruid Péirsí (An), Creel of Perches
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Sean McGuire & Josephine Keegan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Irish Tunes by the 100 vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 69, p. 19
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1975
 Artist    Biography:Sean McGuire
 Title of recording    Irish Jigs and Reels
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Viva W103
 Year recorded    c. 1960's
 Score   ()   

CRIB OF PERCHES, THE (An Chruid Péirsí). AKA and see "Creel of Perches." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian {Breathnach}: D Mixolydian ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part) {Cranitch}. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cranitch): AA'BB' (Breathnach).

Sources for notated versions: accordion player Paddy O'Brien, 1970 (County Offaly/Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach]; sourced from both accordion player Joe Burke and flute, tin whistle and piccolo player Jack McGuire (County Cavan), father of fiddler Seán McGuire [McGuire & Keegan].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 180, pg. 9. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 69, p. 152. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 69. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 69, p. 19.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar Chonnachta CICD 165, John Wynne & John McEvoy - "Pride of the West" (2007). Graine Hambly - "Between the Showers" (2002). Matt Molloy - "Shadows on Stone" (1996). Viva W103, Sean McGuire - "Irish Jigs and Reels" (c. 1960's, a reissue of "Sean Maguire Plays," the first recording of McGuire that Josephine Keegan accompanied on piano). See also listing at: Alan Ng's [1].

T:Crib of Perches, The
A3B AGFD | (3EFG AB =cBcA | G2 E=C G,CEG | =cAGc AG (3EFG | 
A3B AGFD | (3EFG AB =cBcA | df (3fgf edBd | cAGE ED D2 :|
|: df (3fgf af (3fgf | bf (3fgf gfed | cdef gece | Acef gfge | 
df (3fgf af (3fgf | dfdf edcA | (3Bcd ec d2 cB | AFGE FD D2 :||

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