Annotation:McCarthy March (The)

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McCARTHY MARCH, THE. AKA and see "Gettysburg March," "Bugle Horn (1) (The)," "Lady in the Boat," "Fermanagh Quickstep." AKA - "McCarthy's Quick Step." Irish, March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts under the title "McCarthy's Quick Step." Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections.

There is also a "MacCarthy's March," a different tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, vol. XV, p. 9. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1998; No. 225, p. 91.

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