Mountain Lark (1) (The)

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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)").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: 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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