Annotation:Kitty Sean's Barn Dance

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X:1 T:Kitty Sean's Barn Dance M:4/4 L:1/8 N:Play with swing R:Barndance S:Dermot McLaughlin (Catskills Irish Arts Week, 2004) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G Bc | d<g dB GBDG | F2E2E2 AB | cdcA FDFA | d>d ^c/d/e d2 Bc | d<g dB GBDG | F2E2E2 AB | cBcA FDEF |1 G2B2B2 :|2 G2B2 GBAG || |: F2 {G}FE FAcA | G2 {A}GF GABc | dAFA (3ded (3cdc | BcBA B2AG | F2 {G}FE FAcA | G2 {A}GF GABc | dgdB cAFA|1 G2GF GBAG:|2 G2GF G2||

KITTY SEAN'S (BARN DANCE). AKA - "Kitty Sean Cunningham's Barn Dance," "Kitty Sheain's Barndance." Irish, Barn Dance (4/4 time) or Fling. Ireland, County Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Picked up by Dermot McLaughlin and other Donegal fiddlers from the lilting of the elderly (and very hospitable) Kitty Sean Cunningham (b. 1919, Cruachlann, County Donegal), of Teelin, southwest Donegal, a lover of dance and traditional music and a resource for the area's older traditional repertoire. She recalled the tune was very popular at local house dances in the early decades of the 20th century. The tune was popularized by influential Donegal fiddler James Byrne.
Kitty Sean Cunningham

The first strain of "Polka de St-Basile," recorded in Montreal in 1937 by fiddler Isidore Soucy and accordion player Donat Lafleur, has a first strain that is similar to the first strain of "Kitty Sean's Barn Dance," although the second strains are unrelated.

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Source for notated version : - Kitty Sean [1]

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