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X:1 T:Kitty from Oulart M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841; p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B/c/|d2G BAG|d2G BAG|e2c d2B|ABA ABc| d2G BAG|d2G BAG|e2c d2B|GAG G2:| |:d|gfg abc'|bag fed|ege dcB|A2A A3| gfg abc'|bag fed|ege dBd|G2 G G2:|]



KITTY OF OULART (Caitilin Ua Uball-Gort). AKA and see "Donnybrook Boy" "Friendly Jack," "Jackson's Frolic," "Mulberry Bush (The)." Irish, Slide or Double Jig (12/8 or 6/8 time). F Major (Cole): D Major (Goodman, O'Neill): G Major (Holden). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Goodman, Holden, Ryan, White): AABBCC (O'Neill). Oulart Hill, east County Wexford, is the site of a rebel victory over the hated North Cork Militia sent out from Wexford town to disperse them during the Rising of 1798. The town of Oulart lies nearby. Interestingly, the Wexford rebels spoke English, while the North Cork Militia was largely Irish Gaelic speaking. See note for "Jackson's Frolic." The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman as an untitled jig (vol. 3, p. 151).

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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 75. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3), 1859; No. 270, p. 134. Smollet Holden (Collection of favourite Irish Airs), London, c. 1841; p. 34. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 68. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1090, p. 205. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 284, p. 62. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 108. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 21, p. 4.

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