Bannocks o' Barley Meal (1)

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X:1 T:Bannocks o’ Barley Meal M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Slow" B:John McLachlan - Piper’s Assistant (1854, No. 64, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|Add Tdcd|efe e>fg|Tf>ed f<aA|ABc d3:| f/g/|afd dfa|agf g2 f/g/|afd dfa|agf e2f|gag gag| ABA !fermata!g2a/g/|Tfed faA|ABc d2||



BANNOCKS' O' BARLEY MEAL [1]. AKA and see "Argyle is My Name," "Barley Meal." Scottish, Irish; Air and Jig. D Major (Cole, Howe, Ryan, White): C Major (Hardings). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole): AAB (Howe): AABB (Hardings). Perhaps the earliest recording is from 1905 by violinist Charles D'Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D'Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as "instructor on violin" in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford). See note for "Argyle is My Name" for more on the song. Some see a general resemblance to the Irish "Kinnegad Slashers (The)."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 51. Harding's All Round Collection, 1905; No. 20, pp. 6–7. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 143. John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 64, p. 36. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 80. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 25, p. 5.

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