Camptown Races (2)

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CAMPTOWN RACES [2]. Irish, Polka or Slide. A Major (Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham, Mallinson): A Mixolydian (Moylan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham): AA'BB (Moylan). The west Kerry set dance versions are quite a bit removed from the Stephen Foster original, which is barely discernible in some versions. Editor Moylan states that O'Keeffe's recorded version is a link between the two.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Jack Sweeney via accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].

Printed sources : - Mac Amhlaoibh and Durham (An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne/The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 9, p. 15. Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 28, p. 11. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 346, p. 195.

Recorded sources: - RTE CD174, "The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master Padraig O'Keeffe."



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