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GOIRTÍN EORNAN, AN (The Little Field of Barley). Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Major (Boys/Lough, Ó Canainn): C Major (Cranitch). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "This is a Munster version of a fairly common Gaelic love song, in which the young man tells that he would rather have the kisses of his love than all her wealth and riches."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Boys of the Lough, 1977, p. 13. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 103. Ó Canainn (Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland), 1995; No. 108, p. 91.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 175, Oisín and Conal Hernon - "Up and Coming" (2008). Rounder 3006, Boys of the Lough - "Second Album" (1974). Trailer LER 2086, Boys of the Lough, "Second Album" (1974).




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