Annotation:Mountain Lark (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Mountain Lark [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:McDermott - Allan's Irish Fiddler (c. 1920's, p. 13) K:Ador gf|eA (3cBA eABA|AFEF G2 ED|EAAB cBcd|efge d2 fg| eA (3cBA eABA|GFEF G2 ED|EAAB cBcd|efge d2|| Bc|dgfg dg {a}(3gfg|eaga ea {b}(3aga|efge defg|af{a}ge d2 Bc| dgfg dg {a}(3gfg|eaga ea {b}(3aga|efge defg|(3agf ge d2||

MOUNTAIN LARK [1], THE. AKA and see "Apples in Winter (3)," "Old Wheels of the World (The)," "Rolling down the Hill (2)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was recorded in 1929 in Chicago for Columbia Records as "The Mountain Lark" by fiddlers Tom Cawley and Francis Cashin. Cashin was a fiddler originally from the Tubbercurry, Doocastle, County Sligo. Piper Liam Walsh recorded the tune in 1930 as "Rolling down the Hill (2)," while County Clare uilleann piper Willie Clancy called the reel "Old Wheels of the World (The)," probably because of some confusion, as Cawley and Cashin's side also included the true "Wheels of the World" ("Wheels of the World (1) (The)").

Researcher Conor Ward also links "Mountain Lark (1) (The)" with Rev. Luke Donnellan's "Winter Apples (3)," AKA "Conor Tully's," "John Nee's," "Harvest Moon (3) (The)" and "Picking the Spuds" (the latter a variant attributed to Paddy O'Brien of Nenagh).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sonny Brogan [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (The Man and His Music), 1996; No. 3, p. 86. McDermott (Allan's Irish Fiddler), c. 1920’s; No. 53, p. 13.

Recorded sources : - Columbia (78 RPM), Francis Cashin & Tom Cawley (1929). Rounder Select, Francis Cashin & Tom Cawley - "Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era: Milestone in the Garden" (1996).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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