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KILLARNEY'S LAKES. Irish, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The town of Killarney can be found in west Kerry, southern Ireland, and its name means 'the cell among the sloe trees' (referring to a monastery or other religious site). Samuel Bayard finds the tune to be cognate with a once-popular fife and drum tune in southwestern Pa. called "Bonnell's Quickstep" (AKA "Dancing Mustang (The)", "Virginia Quickstep").
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 340, p. 60.