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HUNT [1], THE ("An Seilg" or "An Fiadac"). AKA and see "Galtee Hunt (1)," "Mount Phoebus' Hunt," "Mountfamous Hunt (The)." Irish, Set Dance (cut time). G Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (most versions). The 'B' part, at twelve measures, is longer than the eight-measure 'A' part; not uncommon for set dance tunes. See also the related hornpipe "Prize for the Ladies." Eugene O'Donnel.

Sources for notated versions: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; "From John Dolan--Glensheen--(via the Irish collector) Mr. Joyce" [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources: Jordan (Whistle & Sing), 1975; 42. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 99, p. 42. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 84, p. 77. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 224. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1799, p. 337. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 976, p. 168. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 276, p. 31. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 879, p. 220.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 1015, Eugene O'Donnell - "Slow Airs and Set Dances" (1978).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Patrick Kelly's 1977 recording of the tune at Comhaltas Archive [2]

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