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KILKENNY RACES. Irish, Set Dance (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCC (Joyce): AABB'CC (McNulty). To be played "with dashing vigour," according to Joyce. Kilkenny takes its name from Saint Kenneth, a companion of St. Columba.
Source for notated version: "Mr. Victor Power of Leap, Co. Cork, a good amateur violinist, with much knowledge of Irish music: about 1875" [Joyce].
Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 201, pp. 99–100.
McNulty (Dance Music of Ireland), 1965; p. 28.