Róis bheag dubh (An)

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X:1 % T:Róis bheag dubh, An T:Small Black Rose, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Bunting - Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin A>G|E2E2 A>G|E2E2 A>c|c2c2 c>d|c2B2 zc| B2 AG {GA}B2|B2 AG {GA}B2|E2A2 A>B|A4|| c>d|c2 BA Bd|e4 d>c|B2A2 G>E|G4 EDc| B2 AG {GA}B2|A2 GE DE|G2 E<D D<E|A4||

RÓIS BHEAG DUBH, AN (The Small Black Rose). AKA and see "Róisín Dubh (1)." Irish, Air (3/4 time). Ireland, A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A hexatonic variant of ""Roisin Dubh (1)]]," "set according to the version in the lower Glens of County of Antrim" (Bunting). Bunting thought the version's tonic to be an 'E' rather than an 'A' and ended it on that note, but O'Sullivan corrected it to an 'A' note, suggesting that Bunting "connected [the E notes] with his attempt to harmonise the piece in E minor."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "a peasant of Cushendall," County Antrim, 1804 [Bunting].

Printed sources : - Bunting (A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; p. 17. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 19, pp. 31-33.

Recorded sources: -

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