Fly By Night (1)

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FLY BY NIGHT [1]. AKA - "Fly in the Night." AKA and see "Arthur's Seat (1)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major (Black): A Major (Bulmer & Sharpley, Taylor): E Flat Major (O'Malley). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Taylor): AA'BB' (Black, O'Malley). O'Malley (1976) says the tune was composed by Belfast fiddler Sean Maguire, who put it on a tape for him; however, it is a variant of the hornpipe "Arthur's Seat (1)," by Scots composer James Scott Skinner (1843-1927).

Source for notated version: accordion player John Ferguson [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 131, p. 68. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974, vol. 2, No. 50 (appears as "Fly in the Night"). O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music), 1976; No. 117, p. 59. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 8.

Recorded sources: Evergreen EVE 5007 (Pickwick Records), Tom Fleming - "Kerry's Delight and other Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes" (1972). Green Linnet SIF1035, Brian Conway & Tony De Marco - "The Apple in Winter" (1981. Learned from a 78 RPM recording of Louis Quinn and Lad O'Beirne).




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