Pullet (3) (The)

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PULLET [3], THE. AKA and see “Boys of Portaferry (The).” Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. David Taylor (1992) believes the root tune of this and related melodies to be a Scots tune called "Pigeon on the Gale" (not to be confused with the modern similarly-titled "Pigeon on the Gate"). See also the related “Sporting Boys (1).” See also "Pullet and the Cock (The)," "Tarraing thar timpeall an Bhothair i."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - flute player Pat Meehan (b. 1960, south County Sligo) [Flaherty]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980’s [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 105 (appears as “Unknown”). Taylor (Music for the Set: Blue Book), 1995; p. 29.

Recorded sources: -Tara 3005, Planxty – “The Woman I Loved so Well.” NPU 007, Declan Masterson & Kevin Glackin – “Face the Hob.”

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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