Four Shoves (1) (The)

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X: 1 T: Four Shoves [a] T: Ceithre Thurraing (1) S: B.Breathnach:"Ceol Rince na hEireann" III/66 Z: B.Black L: 1/8 M: 2/4 Q: 275 R: polka K: D A|dA/d/ fe|dB Bc/B/|Ad fe|df af| dA/d/ fe|dB Bc/B/|Ad fe|d2 d :| e|fa d'2|c'b b2|gg/f/ gb|ba a2| fa d'd'|c'b b2|gg/f/ gb|ag f :||



FOUR SHOVES [1], THE (An Ceithre Thurraing). Irish, Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The title refers to the fourth figure of the Sliabh Luachra set where the gent reverses the lady around the four points of the set"[1].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Seamus Creagh & accordion player Jackie Daly (County Cork, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. III), 1985; No. 66, p. 34. Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 9, p. 4 (appears as "Four Shoves No. 2").

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn Records CEF 057, "Jackie Daly & Seamus Creagh" (1977).




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  1. Quoted from "The Music of Sliabh Luachra", site by Rushymountain [1].
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