Annotation:Fathach Éireannach (An)

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FATHACH ÉIREANACH (AN) (The Irish Giant). AKA and see "Mooney's." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was named in honor of Charles Byrne [1] (1761 – 1783), a 7 ft., 7 in., Derryman who died in London in 1783. He had a mortal fear of being dissected by anatomists and directed his body be flung into the sea upon his death at the age of 22.

Charles Byrne

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 17, p. 131. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 17.

Recorded sources: Green Linnett GLCD 3090, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy - "Ceol Aduaidh" (1983/1994. Learned from Vincent McLaughlin from Magherafelt, Co. Derry, via his nephew Caoimhin MacAodha).

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