Off to Skelligs--1st Figure

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OFF TO SKELLIGS--FIRST FIGURE. Irish, Quardrille Part (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABACA. The second strain of this quadrille figure can be found as the first strain of Prof. Samuel Bayard's Pennsylvania-collected "Down on the Big Sandy". The Skellig Islands [1] (Na Scealaga) are two small, steep, and rocky islands lying about 13 km west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 296, p. 39.

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