Annotation:Enchanted Valley (1)

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X:1 T:Enchanted Valley [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Very Slow" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin G>A B/c/d/=e/|f2 gd/B/|{d}c>B GE|F2 D=E/^F/|G>A B/c/d/=e/|f2 df| ga bg|{b}ag fd|d{e/d/}c BB|AG {A/G/} FD|G/A/B/c/ d{e/d/}c/>A/|GG Gz/|| g/|Bc d/c/A/B/|GG G>G|Bd g/f/d/c/|dg gg/a/|b/a/g/f/ g/d/d/>c/|BA/G/ F/D/D| G/A/B/c/ dd|b/g/f/d/ c/A/F|GA B{c/B/}A/G/|A>G FD|G/A/B/c/ d{e/d/}c/>A/| GG Gz||

ENCHANTED VALLEY [1] (An Gleann Draoideacta). Irish, "Very Slow" Air (2/4 time). G Dorian (O'Neill): E Minor (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Stanford (1902) notes this is a variant of "Oh fair John my love." Donegal fiddler and music researcher Caoimhin Mac Aoidh is of the opionion that the tune was likely composed by Francis O'Neill's collaborator Sgt. James O'Neill (no relation), a musically literate fiddler from County Down.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "set from Mary O'Malley, Arran More, Sept 9th, 1857 [Stanford/Petrie]; J. O'Neill [O'Neill], referring to Chicago Police Sergeant and fiddler James O'Neill, originally from County Down, who was Francis O'Niell's collaborator on his earlier volumes.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1, p. 1. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 323, p. 81.

Recorded sources: - Gael-Linn CEF 058, "Séamus Creagh & Jackie Daly" (1977).

See also listing at:
Hear Seamus Creagh and Jackie Daly's recording on Soundcloud [1]

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