Moving in Decency (1)

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MOVING IN DECENCY [1] (Ag Bogadh linn go Measúil). AKA - "Moving on Old Decency." AKA and see "All Around Gortin," "Jer Quigley’s." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The alternate title "Moving in Old Decency," which sometimes shows up on albums, is probably a condensation of two titles, points out Paul de Grae; "Moving in Decency" and "For the Sake of Old Decency." The tune appears to have County Clare associations, particularly with flute players.

Source for notated version: flute player Jim Conroy, 1969 (Clonco, Graigue, Co. Galway, Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Philip Dubby (b. 1966) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 25. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 252, pp. 130-131. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 33 (appears as "Unknown").

Recorded sources: Jimmy Noonan - "The Clare Connection." Mike and Mary Rafferty - "The Road to Ballinakill." Skylark - "Raining Bicycles."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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