Foggy Dew (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Foggy Dew [2], The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With Spirit" N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 150, p. 109) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ab (.F.G)|A2 (.A.B) c2 (.a.g)|f2 (.e.c) B2 (.A.B)|{d}(cB)(.c.A) (FA)(.G.B)|l.A2.A2.A2 (.F.G)| A2 (.A.B) c2 (.a.g)|f2 (.e.c) B2 (.A.B)|{d}(cB)(.c.A) FA (.G.B)|(.A2.A2.A2)|| fg|a2 ag f2 ga|(ba)(gf) e2 (c=e)|f2 (fg) (ag)(f=e)|(f4 f2)(.F.G)| A2 (.A.B) c2 (.a.g)|f2 (.e.c) B2 (.A.B)|{d}(cB)(.c.A) (FA)(.G.B)|(.A2.A2.A2) (fg)| a2 (ag) f2 (ga)|(ba).g.f e2 (c=e)|f2 (.f.g) (agf=e)|(f4f2) (.F.G)| A2 (.A.B) c2 (.a.g)|f2 (.e.c) B2 (.A.B)|{d}(cB)(.c.A) (FA)(.G.B)|(.A2.A2.A2)||



FOGGY DEW [2], THE (Drucd an Ceo). AKA and see "Sloan's Lamentation," "Graine Maol (1)," "Granuaile." Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major (Roche, O'Neill): A Flat Major (O'Sullivan Bunting). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850): AAB (Roche). The tune converts easily to the minor key (see versions #1 & #3). Cazden (et al, 1982) mentions that the tune strain itself came to serve as a symbol of Irish nationalism and was used for a number of "songs of resistance." He finds the earliest printed version to be an 1828 setting of a poem by William Kennedy called "The Irish Emigrant," where it is called an "old Irish melody." Also related to Bunting's melody is a Catskill Mountain (New York) version collected by Norman Cazden (et al, 1982), while another melody printed in Bunting, "Sloan's Lament," is a variant. The Gaelic title for the tune is "Granuaile," for which there is an interesting story (see note for the tune), though it should be noted there are a great many tunes with the title "Granuaile" or its variants in existence.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - the Irish collector Edward Bunting noted the melody from "J. McKnight, Esq., Belfast, 1839."

Printed sources : - Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; No. 150, p. 109. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 84, p. 35. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 186, p. 33. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 150, pp. 207-208. Roche (Collection of Irish Traditional Music vol. 3), 1927; No. 45, p. 13.

Recorded sources: -DREY 36191, Alan Stivell - "Olympia Concert." Green Linnet SIF 1084, Eugene O'Donnell - "The Foggy Dew" (1988). Green Linnet SIF 1101, Eugene O'Donnell - "Playing with Fire: the Celtic Fiddle Connection" (1989).



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