Old Plaid Shawl (The)

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OLD PLAID SHAWL, THE (An sean filleog breac). Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). Ireland, Ulster. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.

Source for notated version: "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, originally from County Down, was a musically literate fiddler who served as Francis O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator on his early volumes. James learned the tune from his mother, Mary Mulholland (according to F. O'Neill's Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby, p. 75).

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 166, p. 29.

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