Miss Farren's Whim

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MISS FARREN'S WHIM. Irish, Country Dance and Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is the first tune in a small collection of country dances published in Dublin around the year 1795. The Irish Traditional Music Archive has digitalized the volume [1], and notes that it was "published by Bartlett Cooke, a musician, music seller and publisher, and arranger specialising in Irish melodies, in collaboration with professional dancing masters such as the named ‘Mr Fontaine’ and ‘Tracy’. Cooke was an oboeist during these decades in the Dublin theatre orchestras of Smock Alley and Crow St; he also had a music shop on Sackville St (now O’Connell St) from c. 1794 to 1798."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Tracy's Selection of Present Favorite Country Dances, c. 1795; p. 1.

Recorded sources:

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