Liffey Banks (The)
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LIFFEY BANKS, THE (Bruacha na Life). AKA and see "Colleen Bawn (1) (The)." AKA - "Liffy Banks." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AAB (Flaherty). A very popular tune in County Sligo, notes fiddler Gerry Harrington.
Source for notated version: fiddler Tommy Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Joe Fallon (b. 1935, Collooney, County Sligo) [Flaherty].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 82, p. 41. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), vol. 2, No. 23. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 98. Lyth (Bowing Styles in Irish Fiddle Playing, vol. 1), 1981; 27.
Recorded sources: Claddagh Records CC13, Tommy Potts - "The Liffey Banks" (1971). Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 167, Peter Horan & Gerry Harrington - "The Merry Love to Play" (2007). Coleman Center CD CC004, Harry McGowan & Mick Loftus - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Leader LEACD 2004, "Martin Byrnes" (1969). Outlet SOLP 1007, "The Best of Seamus Tansey" (197?).
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info