Miss Thornton’s Reel

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 Theme code Index    131H3 4245
 Also known as    Seisd Ingean Ui Tornton, Cor Ingean Ni Turntuin, Iníon Uí Dhroighneáin, Boat Street Lasses (The), Coming Through the Fields, Coming Through the Fields, Creeping Mouse (The), Down the Street, House on the Hill (4) (The), Lady Ann Hope (1), Maid of the Forest (The), Miss Dalton’s, O'Loughlin's Reel, Salamanca (2), Sets canadiens (3b), Spike Island Lasses (2), Tiger Hornpipe (The), Thro the Fields (2), Winding Stream
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 Structure    AB, AAB, ABB', AABB, AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1266, p. 238
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Artist    Tom Ennis & His Irish Band
 Title of recording    Miss Thornton's/Merry Blacksmith
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Gennett 5003 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1922
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Miss Thornton’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Michael B. Shanahan S:P.D. Reidy music manuscript collection, London, 1890’s (No. 29) N:”Professor” Patrick Reidy of Castleisland was a dancing N:master engaged by the Gaelic League in London to teach N:dance classes. He introduced “Siege of Ennis” and “Walls N:of Limerick” ceili dances and wrote a treatise on dancing. N:Reidy told O’Neill that his source, Shanahan was a “celebrated N:violinist”, the son of a piper born in Kilrush, Co. Clare, with a N:great reputation in Kerry and Limerick in the 1860’s. It is unclear N:where Shanahan was in relation to his acquaintance with Reidy N:(i.e. in London or Ireland). F: http://rarebooks.library.nd.edu/digital/bookreader/MSE_1434-1/#page/1/mode/1up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G [G2g2] [Bg]f gdBd|cBAB cedc|BcBA GBdg|ecAF GBdf| gagf gdBd|cBAB Bedc|BcBA GBdg|ecAF G2 Bd|| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|b2 ag b2 ag|egfa g2 ga| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|bagf gfed|egfa gdef||

X:1 T:Reel [75] T:Miss Thornton’s, T:Coming through the Fields M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 203, p. 43) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=42&z=77.5046%2C80.9365%2C3642.9138%2C1476.2303 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G |:G2 gf gdBd|cBAB cdec|BGAF GBdg|1 ecAF GFED:|2 ecAF G2 g2|| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|b2 ag b2ag|egfa gg/g/ g2| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|b2 ag b2ag|edef gedB||

X:1 T:Miss Thornton’s Reel L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 534 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|G2 Bd gdBd|cBAB cedc|BGAF GBdg|ecAF GFED| G2 Bd gdBd|cBAB cedc|BGAF GBdg|ecAF G2|| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|b2 ag b2 ag|gfga| bgag bgag|egdg egdg|bgaf gfed|egfa bedB||