Annotation:Mountain Lark (3) (The)

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X:1 T:Mountain Lark [3], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 516 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin E2 BA Bdef|deBd AFDF|E2 BA Bdef|dBAF BEEz| E2 BA Bdef|deBd AFDF|E2 BA Bdef|gefd Beez|| eB B2 efge|fdad bdad|eB B2 efge|fedf e2 ef| eBBB efge|fdad bdad|gafg egfe|dBAF BEEz||

MOUNTAIN LARK [3], THE (An fuiseog sleibe). AKA and see "Aghavas Reel (1)," "Bonny Kate of Aberdeen," "Lively Kate," "Rakish Highlander (The)." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The Mountain Lark [3]" appears as "Rakish Highlander (The)" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). O'Neill's "Mountain Lark (3)" is related to Frank Roche's "Mountain Lark (2) (The)." See also the related reels "Youngest Daughter (1) (The)" and Rev. Luke Donnellan's Lively Kate." Researchers Conor Ward and Fr. John Quinn find the ancestral tune of this entire family to be "Smiling Kattie."
James Kennedy is standing in the top row, extreme right.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - 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. 23.

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). Shanachie 78049, Danú - "All Things Considered" (2002).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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