Banks of the Shannon (1) (The)
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BANKS OF THE SHANNON , THE. Irish, Slow Air (3/8 time). G Major (Bunting, O'Neill): A Major (Stanford/Petrie): E Flat Major (Clinton). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): ABB (Bunting, Stanford/Petrie). O'Neill's and Hughes' versions are very close to that printed in 1796 by Belfast collector Edward Bunting; Clinton's version is a setting for the flute.
Source for notated version: "From Father Walsh" [Stanford/Petrie]; Michael O'Brien [O'Neill].
Printed sources: Bunting (General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; No. 31, p. 17. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 160, p. 81. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), c. 1860?; No. 33, p. 9. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 310, p. 54. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 805, p. 201.