Lark on the Strand (2)

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X:1 T:Lark on the Strand [2] R:double jig S:From the only known extant recordings of Frank Cassidy playing by himself. A:Teelin, Co. Donegal Z:Larry Sanger. Transcription of first time through tune. Z:The d# notes in the A part of the tune are played in between d# and e. M:6/8 K:G DE/F/||GEF (3GFG A|{Bc}BAG ABd|{ef}ede gdg|{ef}edB dBA| JGEF (3[G,G]FG A|{c}BAG ABd|e^de gdB|AGF GBA| G/G/EF (3GFG A|B/B/AG ABd|ede gdg|{ef}edB dBA| GEF (3GFG A|B/B/AG ABd|{f}e^de gdB|{B}AGF Gef|| {a}gfg ef^g|afd {f}edB|Add {f}e^d=d|{f}ed^c def| {a}gfg {b}a^ga|bag f/g/a f|edc B/c/d A|BGF [G,G]ef| {a}gfg e/e/f^g|afd {f}edB|Add {f}e^d=d|{f}ed^c def| {a}gfg {b}a^ga|bag f/g/a f|edc B/c/d A|BGF GEF||



LARK ON THE STRAND [2]. AKA and see "Blooming Meadows (3)" "Primrose Glen (The)," "Wicky Sears." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major/E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A different setting than Breathnach's "Lark on the Strand (1)." However, Breathnach does print this tune in his CRE I (No. 5) as "Primrose Glen (The)" which he maintains is the correct title. The tune came to be called "Lark on the Strand" as it was paired as the second tune with "Lark on the Strand (1)" on Sligo fiddler Micheal Coleman and Michael Walsh's 1922 recording. As is sometimes the case, both tunes came to be known by the first tune name in the medley.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Paddy O'Brien (County Offaly) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 57. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 86, p. 83.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet CSIF 3082, Paddy O'Brien & Séamus Connolly - "The Banks of the Shannon" (1993. The tune on the album was recorded by Paddy O'Brien in 1954 on 78 RPM). New Republic 2333 (78 RPM), Micheal Coleman & Michael Walsh (1922. Appears as "The Primrose Vale", the 2nd tune in medley). Shanachie 78005, De Danann - "Hibernian Rhapsody" (1995).

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



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