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HOUSE OF HAMMILL, THE. Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddle player and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The tune is named for Reavy's mother's family, Hamills from County Monaghan, who "had a fondness for music and the traditional way of life" according to Ed's son Joe Reavy. Though she played no instrument his mother was an excellent lilter who had a repertoire or hundreds of tunes, many of which she passed on to Reavy.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 40, p. 42.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF1122, Kevin Burke - "Open House" (1992).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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