Beside a Rath

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BESIDE A RATH (Cois Leasa). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Beside a rath, meaning 'beside a fairy circle'. Thought by O'Neill and Bayard to be a version of "Flowers of Edinburgh (1)," although Alfred Moffat and Donal O'Sullivan (The Bunting Collection) disagree. It resembles "Cois Leasa agus me go h-Uaigneac."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 358, p. 174. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 943, p. 161.

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