Old Crossroads (The)

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OLD CROSSROADS, THE. AKA - "Old Cross (The)." AKA and see "Clans (The)," "Doon the Brae," "Down the Brae," "March of the Clans (2)." Irish, March (4/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A march generally believed to be Scottish in origin, but also played in County Fermanagh and Donegal. Provenance, however, has been elusive. See note for "Doon the Brae" for more. See also "Rocks of Brae (The)" for another Scottish version of the march.

Source for notated version: "Recorded in Ireland, 1972; also from Ann Sheehy (Castleisland, County Kerry) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 6, p. 104.

Recorded sources: Compass Records 7 4522 2, Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan - "The Pride of New York" (2009). Fiesta FLPS 1760, Gallowglass Ceili Band - "Gallowglass Ceili Band" (1975).

See also listing at: Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]

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