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EIBHLÍN GHEAL CHÚIUN NÍ Ní CHEARBHAILL (Fair Mild Eilli O'Carroll). AKA - "Eibhlín Dheas Chiúin Nú Chearbhaill." Irish, Air. D Mixolydian (Vallely): G Mixolydian (Miller & Perron). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in the Bunting collection (General Collection of Ancient Irish Music, 1796), taken down from a County Down harper. The original lyric may have been by Seamus Dall Mac Cuarta, and east Ulster poet in the 18th century, but the air was later married to Thomas Campbell's poem "Lord Ullin's Daughter." See also the Scottish air "Hill of Lochiel", which shares the first strain.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 140. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; p. 18.

Recorded sources: Shanachie Records 79023, "Chieftains 3" (1971/1982).




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