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GOLDEN VALE, THE ("Gleann na N-oir" or "Gleann an Oir"). Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Golden Vale is a flat limestone plain in County Tipperary and eastern Limerick. It is a huge tract of farming land, famously fertile, bounded by the Comeragh and Galtee Mountains and the Glen of Aherlow.

Source for notated version: Leo Ginley [McGuire & Keegan].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 185. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100), 1975; No. 83, p. 22. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1652, p. 307. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 873, p. 151.

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