Lark on the Strand (1)

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X:1 T:Lark on the Strand [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986), No. 33 K:G ABA AGA|BGE ~G3|ABA GBd|egd edB| ABA AGA|BGE G2D|GBA G2B|dBG BdB:| |:GBd {a}gfg|gba gdB|GBd g2d|egd edB| GBd {a}gfg|gba {a}gfg|aba {b}agf|egd edB:|]



LARK ON THE STRAND [1] ("An Fhuiseog ar an Trá" or "An Fhuiseog 'sa Dumhach"). AKA and see "Droim Chonga," "Mulally's Jig," "Old Woman Lamenting Her Empty Purse (The)," "Paddy Hughes' Jig," "Paddy the Post," "Stolen Purse (1) (The)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Not the tune that usually goes by this title. The 'A' part struggles delightfully between G major and A dorian, and it has been notated variously with either key signature (one sharp). Breathnach (1963) states this is a County Sligo version and title ("the original" according to "the people of Sligo") and identifies a "not very good setting" also printed in Irish Folk Dance Music (No. 137). The jig is similar to "Stolen Purse (1) (The)," but different enough to be considered a separate tune.


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Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 7, p. 5. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 33, p. 71. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 33, p. 71.

Recorded sources : - Columbia CAL503-1, Paddy O'Brien (195?). Gael-Linn CEF 045, "Paddy Keenan" (1975).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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