Fairy Rath (The)

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FAIRY RATH, THE (An Rat Side). Irish, Air (6/8 time, "playfull"). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A 'rath' is a fort. Paul de Grae identifies this air as the one used by John O'Daly in Poets and Poetry of Munster (1850) as the vehicle for a song by Brian O'Flaherty called "The Fairy Rath of Bruff" (Bínn Lisín Aorach an Bhrogha).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 408, p. 71.

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