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BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND [2], THE (An Fhuiseog ar an Trá). AKA and see "Bruacha Thalamh an Éisc." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach): AABB (Harker/Rafferty, Taylor.) There is another version of this tune in Breathnach's Irish Folk Dance Music (No. 129).

Sources for notated versions: a 1928 recording by P.J. Conlon (d. 1954), originally from County Galway, on the one-row melodeon, via the group Shaskeen (Ireland) [Taylor]; accordion player John Brophy/Sean O Broithe (Ireland) [Breathnach]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 8, p. 5. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 204, p. 63. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 45, p. 34.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records, P.J. Conlon (et al) - "From Galway to Dublin" (1993. Reissue compilation, originally recorded in 1928. Varlet & Spottswood note that Conlon was one of the first Irish musicians to be recorded, dating from early in the second decade of the 20th century). Shaskeen - "The Mouse Behind the Dresser." Shaskeen - "Shaskeen Live." P.J. Conlon - "From Galway to Dublin" (reissue CD).

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

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