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PRIDE OF CLOONTIA, THE (Péarla na gCluainte). AKA and see “Fred Finn's (3),” “Navvy on the Shore (1)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Sligo. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The village of Clootia is in County Mayo, near the border of both County Roscommon and County Sligo. Philippe Varlet believes the tune to be a variant of “Navvie on the Line/Shore.”

Source for notated version: flute player Sonny McDonagh, 1966 (Bunanadden, Co. Sligo, Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Fred Finn, 1919-1986 (Kiltycreen, Kilavil, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 195, p. 102. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 78.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 9011, Maeve Donnelly (et al) – “Playing with Fire.” Maeve Donnelly – “Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh.”

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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