Killworth Volunteers Quick March (The)

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KILLWORTH VOLUNTEERS QUICK MARCH, THE. Scottish, March (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. James Aird dedicated his Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs to "the Volunteer and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland." He was referring to the numerous units raised for home defense during the several wars with France during the latter 18th and early 19th centuries. A unit called the Kilworth Volunteers was raised in 1779 in Cork, Ireland, by Colonel Stephen, Earl of Mountcashel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), vol. II, 1785; No. 135, p. 50.

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