Old Pigeon on the Gate

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X: 1 T:The Old Pigeon on the Gate M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel D:Session tape - Derrygonelly, Fermanagh 1993 Z:Bernie Stocks K:G G2BG dGBG | F2AF dFAF | G2BG dGBG | cBAG FAD2 :| |: Bdgd BGG2 | ABcd e4 | Bdgd BGG2 | cBAG FAD2 :|

OLD PIGEON ON THE GATE, THE (An Sean-Cholúr ar an nGeata). AKA and see "Carnanban," "Drummond Lasses," "Kieran Kelly's Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Related to "Pigeon on the Gate (1)." Researchers Father John Quinn and Conor Ward find the earliest version of this tune in the large music manuscript collection of fiddler Alex Sutherland (1873-1967) of Drumreilly, Co Leitrim, who called it "Fenagh Abbey Reel." Fr. Quinn also finds a distanced version of the melody set as an untitled single jig (6/8 time) in Darley & McCall's Feis Ceoil Collection of Irish Airs (1914, No. 83, p. 38), collected from John Ferguson (alias John Vargus) a flute player and farm laborer from Rathangan, Co. Wexford.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordionist Sonny Brogan (County Sligo/Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 162, p. 64. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 94.

Recorded sources : - Joy of Music Records, Zan McLeod - "Highland Soul" (1992).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
See/hear Arcady play the tune on youtube.com [2]

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