Mountain Lark (3) (The)
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MOUNTAIN LARK , 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 " appears as "Rakish Highlander (The)" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). See also the related reel "Youngest Daughter (1) (The)."
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 Irishtune.info