Killaloe Boat (The)

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KILLALOE BOAT, THE (Bád Chill Dalua). AKA and see: "Ballinasloe Fair (2)," "Banshee (2) (The)," "John Conroy's," "Lilt from Home (A)," "Lilting Banshee (The)," "Miller of Glanmire (The)," "Ryan's Favorite." Irish, Double Jig. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Roche, Tubridy): AA'BB' (Flaherty). A popular jig under several titles. Killaloe is in County Clare on the River Shannon at the end of Lough Derg. The name is derived from the Irish term Cill Dálua, (Killaloe), or the 'Church of St. Lua', the name of a sixth century monastic establishment of St. Lua, which first stood on a small island in the Shannon, before being moved to the mainland nearby, in what is present-day Killaloe. At one time there were falls near the bridge at Killaloe, although they have since disappeared due to a rise in the water level from a hydroelectric project. Musically, the turns of the settings of "Killaloe Boat" printed by Roche and Flaherty are different. "Lilting Banshee (The)" is a nearly identical tune, as is O'Neill's "Miller of Glanmire (The)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Fred Finn, 1919–1986 (Kiltycreen, Kilavil, County Sligo) [Flaherty]; fiddler Martin "Junior" Crehan (Mullagh, west County Clare) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ 5), 1999; No. 47, p. 24. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 75. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 101, p. 44. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 2), 1999; p. 38.

Recorded sources : - Michael Tubridy – "The Eagle's Whistle."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear fiddler Seamus Connolly playing the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [2] (2nd tune in set of jigs).



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