Flaxdresser (The)

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FLAXDRESSER, THE ("An T-SisTealoir" or "An Abraiseac"). AKA and see "Have a Drink with Me," "Paddy was up to Ganger," "Vaughan's Favorite." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Roche): AABB (Flaherty): AABBCC (O'Neill).

Source for notated version: flute player James Murray (b. 1947, Ougham, outside Tuppercurry, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty]; "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill], referring to Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator on his early works.

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; pp. 174-175. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 31. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 835, p. 155. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 98, p. 32. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1913; No. 113, p. 48.

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