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X:1 T:Munster Buttermilk [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Quick" B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 51, p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2e fdB|d2e fdB|AFE EFE|AFE EFA| d2e fdB|d2e fdB|AFD DFD|AFD DFD:| |:BcB {c}BAF|ABc dcB|AFE EFE|AFE EFA| BcB {c}BAF|ABc dcB|AFD DFD|AFD DFD:|]



MUNSTER BUTTERMILK [1], THE (An Bhláthach Mhuimhneach). AKA and see "Barr na Feirste," "Behind the Haystack (1)," "Behind the Haystack (2)," "Box the Monkey," "Christmas Day in the Morning (3)," "Bhláthach Mhuimhneach (An)," "Squeeze Your Thighs," "Take Her or Leave Her." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCC (Moylan): ABCDE (Breathnach): AABBCC (Brody, Kennedy, Kerr). The title appears in a list of tunes in his repertoire brought by Philip Goodman, the last professional and traditional piper in Farney, Louth, to the Feis Ceoil in Belfast in 1898 (Breathnach, 1997). As "Box the Monkey" it appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of another uilleann piper, Anglican cleric Phillip Goodman of County Cork. Sources for notated versions: Boys of the Lough (Ireland/Shetland) [Brody]; fiddler John Cathcart, 1966 (Co. Fermanagh, Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border), recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, October, 1984 [Moylan]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980's [Taylor].


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Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 29, p. 18. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 199. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 127, p. 31. Kerr (Merry Melodies vol. 1), c. 1880's; No. 47, p. 40. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 51, p. 20. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 137, p. 80. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 17.

Recorded sources : - Apex 504 (78 RPM), Percy Scott (Montreal, 1920, as 2nd tune in "Jig Medley"). Blarney Castle Records BC-509, "Best of Irish Dance Music." Mulligan LUN 017, Moloy, Brady, and Peoples. Philo 1026, Boys of the Lough- "Live at Passim" (1974).

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



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