Little Bench of Rushes (2)

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LITTLE BENCH OF RUSHES [2] (An Beinsín Luacra). Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Mixolydian/D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Source Dowd was a fiddler who played the tune in the Feis Ceóil held in Belfast in the year 1900. Some of the tunes in the "Unpublished Airs" competition were recorded on Edison cylinders, and were later transcribed for publication, including Dowd's "Little Bench of Rushes."

Source for notated version: fiddler James Dowd (Ireland) [Darley & McCall].

Printed sources: Darley & McCall (The Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs), 1914; No. 16, p. 7.

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