Lough Gowna (1)

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LOUGH GOWNA [1]. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Lough Gowna [1] straddles the border of County Longford and County Cavan, and is the uppermost lake on the River Erne. In modern times the tune was popularized by the playing of nearby County Fermanagh musician Cathal McConnell.

Source for notated version: "From Mr. McGovern, the Hotel, Cavan. 'He learned it from his mother, who could speak no English' (Note by the Irish collector Forde) [Joyce].

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 559, p. 296.

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