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EIGHT AND FORTY SISTERS, THE (Ochtar deirfiúr is daichead). AKA and see "Dandy Reel (The)," "Dublin Reel (2) (The)," "Hills of Claudy (The)," "Walls of Limerick (2) (The)," "Tie the Ribbons," "Trim the Bonnet," "Jimmy the Creelmaker" "Murtough Molloy," "Salamanca." Irish, Reel. E Dorian (Breathnach, Roche): E Minor (Darley & McCall). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Darley & McCall): AB (Breathnach): AAB (Roche). The 'B' part of Darley & McCall's version of the tune is shared with "Dublin Lasses (2)." Breathnach's has a different second part.
Source for notated version: flutist Eddie Moloney, 1960 (Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Courtney Jones (Avoca, Co. Wicklow, Ireland) [Darley & McCall].
Breathnach (CRÉ 2), 1976; No. 289.
Darley & McCall (Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs), 1914; No. 9, p. 4.
Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3), 1927; No. 81, p. 25.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info