Irish Round (The)

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IRISH ROUND, THE. AKA and see "Kennington Wells," "Auld Jew (The)," "Black Headed Dearie" (Ceann Dub Oilir), "Currie koun dilish." English, Jig (6/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune, originally Irish and dating from at least the 1st decade of the 17th century, according to [the sometimes unreliable] Grattan-Flood (1906), appears in the first two editions of John Young's Dancing Master, second volume, of 1710 (p. 146, and 1714) under this title. Young was heir to the Playford publishing concerns in London. It also was published in John Walsh's New Country Dancing Master. . . Second Book (1710 and 1719).

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