Annotation:Killarney Wonder (1)

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KILLARNEY WONDER SCHOTTISCHE [1]. AKA and see "Finnea Lasses," "Rough Molly." Irish; Schottische, Fling or Highland. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in New York in 1924 by County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman as the second melody in a set of schottisches issued as "Killarney Wonder" on the record label. The tunes in the set are actually "Macroom Lasses" and "Finnea Lasses," but the name of the set on the influential recording has been transferred to both tunes (each of which is also referred to as "Killarney Wonder").

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 monastary or other religious site).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Paddy Ryan [Treoir].

Printed sources : - Miller & Perron (Traditional Irish Fiddle Music vol. 3), 1977; No. 2. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 151.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn/Viva Voce CEFCD 161, "Michael Coleman 1891-1945" (1992. Reissue recordings). IRC Records, Michael Coleman.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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