Red Haired Man's Wife (3) (The)

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RED HAIRED MAN'S WIFE [3], THE (bEan an fir ruad). Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Dorian (Roche): D Major/Mixolydian (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AAB (Roche). Collector George Petrie [1] (1790-1866) noted this version is as “sung in Munster.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3), 1927; No. 24, p. 7. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 357, p. 90.

Recorded sources:




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