Green Flag is Flying (The)

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X:1 T:Green Flag [2], The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March S:”from No. 37 of Gacks' Encyclopedia of Music” S:Henry Hudson manuscript collection c. 1841 (Dublin, No. 280) N:Hudson was a Dublin dentist and an early collector. He was N:music editor of The Citizen or Dublin Monthly Magazine from N:1841-1843. F: http://rarebooks.library.nd.edu/digital/bookreader/MSE_1434-2/#page/7/mode/1up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AA/>B/ dd|ee/>f/ ed|Bg (f/g/).a/.f/|d>e dB| AA/>B/ dd|ee/>f/ ed|Bg f/g/a/f/|d>ed z|| .f>.g.a.f|.g.f.e.d|.f>.g.a.f|ec A2| f>gaf|gfed|(Bg) (f/g/).a/.f/|d>ed z||



GREEN FLAG (IS) FLYING, THE. AKA - "Green Flag (2) (The)," "Green Flag Flying Before Us (The)." Irish, March (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Shields/Goodman, Stanford/Petrie): AABB (Cole, O'Neill). O'Neill (1913) lists this as one of the "splendid martial airs" of Irish music. Early versions can be found in the music manuscript collections of collector Henry Hudson (1798-1889) and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman, both from the mid-19th century. Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Hudson noted the tune was printed in Gask's (?) Encyclopedia of Music.

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 34 (listed as a reel). O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 97, p. 54 (March). O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1804, p. 339. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 348, p. 62 (listed as a March) {appears as "The Green Flag"}. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 60. Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 251, p. 101 (appears as "The Green Flag"). Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 576, p. 145 {appears as "The Green Flag"}.



See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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