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CHARLES MACHUGH (Catal Mac Aoda). AKA - "Charles McHugh--The Robber." Irish, Air (3/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody is not the same as either Bunting's "Cathal Mhac Aodh" or Joyce's "Charles McHugh, the Robber," although the personage of the title, Charles McHugh/Magee/McHugh is apparently the same. Charles had a rather short career as a highwayman in Ulster.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; No. 69, p. 50. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 369, p. 64.