Old Ireland Rejoice

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X:1
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T:Irish Air
M:3/4
L:1/8
R:Air
N:An early version of Joyce's "Old Ireland Rejoice." 
B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse 
B:(London, 1787, No.  60, p. 37)
N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions
N: of Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard”
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:Dmin
(AB/c/)|d2d2 cA|d4 cd|e2 (ge)(dc)|d4 de|
f2f2 ed|e2e2 dc|d2a2 (ge)|d4 (cA)|
G2A2c2|c3 ded|c2G2A2|c4 E2|
F3GAG|A2c2 GE|D2 A2 GE|D4||



OLD IRELAND REJOICE. Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was included by Scottish musician and dancing master David Young in his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, No. 52, pp. 102-107), "Written for the use of Walter Mcfarlan of that ilk." The air was printed in Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's Hibernian Muse (London, 1787) as simply "Irish Air." P.W. Joyce's "Old Ireland Rejoice" is a development of the tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - P.W. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 787.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
See a standard notation transcription of the melody with variation sets from David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740) [1]



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