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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 "Annotation: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 [1]

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