Mountain Lark (3) (The)

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MOUNTAIN LARK [3], THE (An Fuiseog Sleibe). AKA and see "Rakish Highlander (The)." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Some relation to "Mountain Lark (2) (The)." "The Mountain Lark [3]" appears as "Rakish Highlander (The)" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). See also the related reel "Youngest Daughter (1) (The)."

James Kennedy is standing in the top row, extreme right.

Sources for notated versions: fiddler Jim Rawle (Aughavas, Co. Leitrim) via the McNamara family (Carrigavoher, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim) [Treoir]. "Kennedy" [O'Neill]. Chicago police patrolman and fiddler James Kennedy had the tune from his father Peter, a celebrated local fiddler from Ballinamore, County Leitrim. O'Neill collected several tunes for his collections from both James and his sister, Ellen.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 103. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1243, p. 234. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 516, p. 97. Treoir, vol. 33, No. 4, 2001; p. 28a.

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records, The McNamara Family - "Leitrim's Hidden Treasure" (1998. Learned from the playing of the late Jim Rawle, a fiddler from Aughavas, County Leitrim).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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