Annotation:Hurler's March (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Hurler’s March [2], The (King’s County) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"with life and spirit" N:”Very Ancient, Author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 131, p. 99) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F .c(cA) .c(FA)|.c(cA) (.c2.d)|.c(cA) .c(FA)|.c(fA) (.G2.A):| |:(.cAA) (.fdd)|{e}(dcA) (.d2.f)|(.cAA) (.fdd)|.c(fA) (.G2.A):|]

HURLER'S MARCH [2], THE (Triall an Iomanaigh). Irish, March (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is in the heptatonic mode. Bunting (1840) and Levey (1873) identify their versions as coming from Kings County (Levey is obviously copying Bunting), the former name of County Offaly, located in the Irish midlands in the Province of Leinster.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the index to the Irish collector Edward Bunting's 1840 collection gives "G. Petrie, Esq., Dublin 1839" as the source. George Petrie [1] (1790-1866) was another famous antiquarian and collector of Irish music.

Printed sources : - Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; No. 131, p. 99. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 29, No. 95. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 16, p. 6. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 80, p. 36. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 131, pp. 188-189.

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