Gliogar an Mheadair

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GLIOGAR AN MHEADAIR (The Gurgling of the Churn). AKA and see "Old Dutch Churn (The)," "Milk the Churn," "Humors of Bottle Hill," "Splashing of the Churn (2)," "Two in a Gig," "Fig for a Kiss (1) (A)," "Gáire na mBan." Irish, Slip Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Breathnach (1985) had the tune from his source as an unititled melody, but found it in Petrie (Complete Collection, 1905, No. 1250) as "Gliogar an mheadair." "Dublin Boys (The)," "Dublin Streets," "Night of the Fun (2) (The)," "Cailín Lasa Sál Roc," and "She is Fit for a Kiss" are all related tunes, according to Breathnach. Joyce's "Splashing of the Churn" is not related. A song, "Gáire na mBan" (Women's Laughter), was written to the tune by An Seabhac, "in his youth, at the time of the Rising when he was confined in prison" (Fionán Mac Coluim).

Source for notated version: concertina player Mrs. Dalton (Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRE II), 1976; No. 101, p. 53. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 15, p. 6 (appears as "Milk the Churn").

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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