Annotation:Little Bag of Potatoes (1)

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X: 1 T:Little Bag of Potatoes [1] (reel), The T:Little Bag of Spuds B:CRE1.094 (Mala Beag Fatai) F:file ID: cre.1/112little_b S:Michael Tubridy M:C L:1/8 Q:180 R:reel K:G Bdd2 Beed|BddB A2G2|Bdd2 Beed|gabg a2g2:| gabg eaa2|gabg e2d2|gabg eaa2|gedB A2G2:|

LITTLE BAG OF POTATOES [1], THE (An Mála Beag Fataí). AKA and see "Bag of Potatoes (1) (The)," "Bag of Spuds (The)," "Little Bag of Spuds," "Ríl Thomáisín Uí Dheaghdha," "Tomeen O'Dea's," "What the Devil Ails You?" Irish, Reel. G Major (Breathnach): D Major (Tubridy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Tubridy): AABB (Breathnach). Breathnach's source, flute player Michael Tubridy, called the tune "The Bag of Potatoes," but since Breathnach had a reel by that title he changed it a bit. Each part consists of one phrase, repeated, which Tubridy told him was very widespread in County Clare.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Michael Tubridy/Michael Ó Tiobraide (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. I), 1963; No. 94, p. 41. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 3), 2007; p. 14 (as "Little Bag of Spuds"). Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 17 (appears as "The Little Bag of Peaties").

Recorded sources : - Ceirníní Claddaig CC7, The Chieftains - "The Chieftains 2" (1969. Appears as "Bag of Potatoes").

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear the tune played by whistle player Micheál Ó hAlmhain at the Comhaltas Archive [2] (under title "Little Bag of Spuds").

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