Fair-Haired Child (3) (The)
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FAIR-HAIRED CHILD , THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Minor (Clinton): D Minor (Bunting, Haverty). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air earlier appeared in Crotch's Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a Course of Lectures read at Oxford and London, and adapted to keyed instruments by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc., Prof. Mus. Oxon. Crotch, who was Principal of the Royal Academy of Music (London) from 1823-1832 delivered lectures on various types of national music from 1800-1804 and 1820, and had them bound in three volumes, familiarly referred to as "Crotch's Specimens". The Irish tunes are contained in volume 1.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bunting (A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; No. 13, p. 7. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 ), 1841; No. 109, p. 55. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 174, p. 79.