Caisideach Bán (An)
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CAISIDEACH BÁN, AN (Fair Cassidy). Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song was composed by Tomás Ó Casaide, an Irish friar, soldier, and poet, around 1773. Dismissed from a friary for having married, Casaide (known as An Caisideach Bán) became a soldier and traveler in Ireland, Britain and on the Continent. He served in the armies of Hanoverian Britain (The Duke of Berwick's Regiment) and Frederick the Great.