Port Rorie Dall

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PORT RORIE DALL. Irish, Air (whole time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There were two ancient harpers that toured Scotland who were called "Rorie/Rory Dall" (Blind Rory); one was Roderick Morrison (the more Scottish of the two), while the other was Irish-born Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin, who toured extensively in both Scotland and Ireland in the first half of the 17th century (see note for his composition "Give Me Your Hand" for more). There are other "Port Rorie Dall's" or "Rorie Dall's Port" tunes, and it is sometimes difficult to tell which harper one or another might be associated with. However, since James Aird specified the tune as Irish, the latter harper would seem to be the correct one.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), Glasgow, 1788; No. 447, p. 174.

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