Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races (2)

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X:1 T:Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 605 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D AG|FDFA d2 dc|BABc d2d2|FAAB d2 dB|ABAF E2D2| FDFA d2 dc|BABc d2d2|FAAd BcdB|AFDF E2D2|| FAAd BGGB|AFFA GE E2|FAAd BGGB|AFDF E2D2| FAAd BGGB|AFFA GE E2|FAAd BcdB|AFDF E2D2||



KITTY GOT A CLINKING COMING FROM THE RACES [2]. AKA and see "High Road to Linton," "Highway to Linton (The)," "Jenny's Gone to Linton." Irish, Reel and Fling. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A different tune than "Kitty Got a Clinking (1), and closely related to the Lowland Scots tune "High Road to Linton," as printed, for example, in Glasgow in the late 18th century by James Aird. Regarding the title, Seamus Ennis was once asked what it meant, and supposedly replied that clinking was "an intimate act of warm affection." Philippe Varlet finds that as a fling the melody was recorded by the Philadelphia group Four Provinces Orchestra in the 1920's (under the title "Coming from the Races"). Sometimes the parts are reversed from O'Neill's printing, especially in fling versions.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Rev. Luke Donnellan music manuscript collection (c. 1909, Oriel region, south Ulster) [O'Connor].

Printed sources : - Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1976; No. 146, p. 115 (appears as "Fling No. 1"). O'Connor (The Rose in the Gap), 2018; No. 200, p. 102. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 299, p. 149. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 605, p. 110.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh CC 11, Willie Clancy - "The Drones and the Chanter." Claddagh CC 32 & CC 39, Willie Clancy - "The Pipering of Willie Clancy" (two versions, a single jig and a fling). Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua - "The More That's Said the Less the Better" (1992).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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