Knocktoran Fair

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KNOCKTORAN FAIR. Irish, Fling (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. See also related tunes ""Loudon's Bonnie Woods (and Braes)," "Lord Moira" and the Donegal "Bundoran Highland (The)." Knocktoran, near Knocklong, County Limerick, was the venue in the first half of the 19th century for horse and livestock fairs on March 3rd, April 6th, July 29th, November 1st and December 20th. Teóra [tora] means 'border' or 'boundary' in Irish, while 'knock' is a town or village; thus the name means 'village by the boundary'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 287, p. 36.

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