Banks of the Dunmore (The)

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X:1 T:Banks of the Dunmore M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air N:"With feeling" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 542 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Em G/B/|ede/d/ B G/B/B/G/|EDD D2 G/B/|edB/G/ BAA|(A3 A2) G/B/| ede/d/ BG/B/A/G/|EDD D2 G/B/|ed B/G/ AGG|(G3 G2)||B/A/| Bde/f/ gfe/d/|Bdd d2 e/f/|gfe/d/ Bd (3f/e/d/|(e3 d2) (3d/e/f/| g2 e/f/g/e/ dG A/G/|EDD D2 G/B/|ed B/G/ AGG|(G3 G2)||



BANKS OF THE DUNMORE, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Paul de Grae records this comment on the air[1].

Paddy Tunney gives a different melody for thinning, which he describes as an "ever-popular confirmation of belief in the rectitude of the Old Faith" (The Stone Fiddle, pp. 43-4); it is of similar meter, however, which is to say, Tunney's words can be sung to O'Neill's melody.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland; 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 542, p. 95.

Recorded sources: -



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  1. Paul de Grae, "Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", unpublished MS, 2016.