Longford Tinker (The)

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LONGFORD TINKER, THE (Tincéir an Longfoirt)." AKA - "The Longford Reel." AKA and see "Concert Flute (The)," "Furze Bush (The)," "Longford Spinster (The)." Irish, Reel. B Minor ('A' part) & D Major ('B' and 'C' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Mallinson, Sullivan): AABC (Mulvihill). The tune is apparently derived from the Scots "Jenny Dang the Weaver (1)." It was popularized by the playing of the Bothy Band.

Source for notated version: Tony Smith (Co. Cavan & Dublin) [Mulvihill]; Bothy Band [Sullivan].

Printed sources: Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 25, p. 11 (appears as "The Longford Spinster"). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 147, p. 40. Sullivan (Session Tunes), vol. 3; No. 49, p. 20.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001. Learned from fiddler Brendan Mulkere, Crusheen, Co. Clare). Green Linnet SIF 3011, Bothy Band - "1975."

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




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