Prolific Tipperary composer and accordionist, Paddy O’Brien, composed the first tune in memory of his father. The second reel features in Petrie’s Complete Irish Music under the title ‘Temple Hill. A Cork Reel’, but without the 3rd part with which it is typically played today. The final tune was sourced from fiddler Paddy Ryan during a Scoil Éigse workshop in Sligo in 1990, with Paddy himself learning the tune from Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon fiddler, Paddy Kenny.
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