Mac Domhnall's March

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X:1 T:Mac Domhnall's March M:6/8 L:1/8 R:March B:The Dublin Magazine (April, 1843, No. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D {G}FEE {G}FDD|{G}FDd {c}[D2B2]A|{G}FEE {G}FDD|{G}FDd {c}[D2B2]^A| BB^A BBF|BB^A BBF|Bd/c/B/^A/ BBF|Bd/c/B/^A B2c| d2f e2f|dcB BAF|ddf eef|dB^A B2c| d2f e2f|dcB {c}BAF|ddf eef|dB^A B3||



MAC DOMHNALL'S MARCH. Irish, March (6/8 time). D major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Collector Henry Hudson (1798-1887) identifies this air as a version of "Sarsfield's Quickstep", or "MacDonnell's March," AKA "MacAlisdrum's March."

We now offer another, and we think unquestionably superior setting of the same air, popularly known in Munster under the name of "Alestrom", or, we opine, more properly Alexander, or Allastronn's march; for which we are indebted to a fair contributor, who has been a zealous and able collector of Irish airs; she had noted this down from the playing of a piper, at Major Cothurust's, Dripsey castle, in Muskerry, in the county of Cork.

Hudson gives an extensive background of the history of Mac Domhnall [1].


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Hudson (The Dublin Magazine), April, 1843; No. 17.






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