Is Maith le Nóra Císte

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X:1 T: Is Maith le Nóra Císte M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Bunting - Ancient Music of Ireland (1840) K:D d2e f2d|g2e f2d|d2e fed|c2d e3| d2e f2d|g2e f2d|fga gfe|d3d2|| g|fed c2B|ABA A2g|fed cBA|B3g3| fed c2B|ABA A2g|fga gfe|d3d3||



IS MAITH LE NÓRA CÍSTE (Nora Likes Cake). AKA - "Nora Kista." AKA and see "Nora with the Cake," "Nora with the Purse," "Maid at the Spinning Wheel (The)," "Wreath the Bowl." Irish, Air (6/8 time) or Single Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O'Sullivan notes the alternate title "Nora with the purse" comes from the similarity in Gaelic of the words for 'cake' and 'purse' (ciste), which is spelled the same save for an accent mark.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Noted by the Irish collector Edward Bunting from Byrne the harper in 1802.

Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 2), 1974; No. 67. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), Boston, 1860; p. 25 (as "Nora Kista"). O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 25, pp. 40-41.






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