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X:1 T:Huish the Cat M:6/8 L:1/8 N:”Author and date unknown.” R:Air Q:"Quick" S:Byrne, the harper, 1802 B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C (G>A).G c2(e|d<).d.A c2z|(G>A).G .c2 d|(ec).A .A2G| (G>A).G .c2(e|d<).d.A .c2e|(g>f).e .f2d|(ec).A A2G:| |:(gf).e .f2d|(ed).c .f2d|(gf).e .f2d|(ec).A A2G| (gf).e .f2d|(ed).c .f2.d|(G>A).G f2d|(ec).A [F2A2]G:|]



Charles Byrne, harper, born c. 1712, originally from County Leitrim. The sketch was drawn by Miss O'Reilly in vivo of Byrne playing at the O’Reilly residence, Scarva, Co. Down, in 1810.
HUISH THE CAT (Huis/Uis an Cat). AKA and see "Bímíd ag Ól (1)," "Drive the Cat from Under the Table," "Hunt the Cat," "Hush the Cat from Under the Table," "Jackson's Humours of Panteen," "Whip the Cat from Under the Table." Irish, Air and Single Jig. C Major (Bunting): D Major (Forde). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Huish the Cat" is the title Irish musician and collector Edward Bunting (1773–1843) gave in his third collection (Ancient Music of Ireland, 1840). See also a slide version as "Where's the Cat" and the double jig "Bímíd ag Ól (1)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Charles Byrne, the harper, 1802 [Bunting].

Printed sources : - Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; p. 3. P.M. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 26, No. 87. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 87, p. 37. P.W. Joyce ( O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 909, p. 109. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 382, p. 77. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3), 1927; p. 114.



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



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