Drocketty's March

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DROCKETTY'S MARCH. Irish, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Darley & McCall's note states that Drocketty is supposed to be a corruption of the Gaelic draoideactad, meaning enchantment or magic. The tune was used for "the famous Druid's Dance still performed every winter by the Mummers of the Co. Wexford." Patrick Kennedy, in his Banks of the Boro, calls it a "war-dance" and gives a descriptive account of "the fantastic manner in which it is danced." See also notes for "Mummer's March" and "Droghedy March."

Source for notated version: flutist John Ferguson, a farm laborer (Rathangan, Co. Wexford, Ireland) [Darley & McCall].

Printed sources: Darley & McCall (Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs ), 1914; No. 68, p. 31.

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