Big Willie's Wedding

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Big Willie's Wedding

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 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
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Ed Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 111, p. 124.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
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BIG WILLIE'S WEDDING. Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Big Willie was a character in Barnagrove, County Cavan, where Reavy grew up. Ed's son Joseph says that Willie was a "sight to behold" and did not marry "in the grand tradition."

Printed source: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 111, p. 124.

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