Road to Lisdoonvarna (1)

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X:56 T:The Road to Lisdoonvarna [1] M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Slide B:Deloughery - Sliabh Luachra on Parade (1980, No. 56) N:From the playing of Terry Teahan Z:Patrick Cavanagh K:D E2B B2A B3 c2d | F2A ABA D2E FED | E2B B2A B3 c2d | cdc BcB E3 E3:| |:e2f gfe d2A Bcd | c2A ABc d2B ABA | e2f gfe d2A Bcd | cdc BAB E3 E3:||



ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA [1]. AKA and see "All the Way to Galway (1)," "Galway Girls (The)," "High Way to Galloway," "March of the Tribes to Galway," "Sarsfield March," "Slash away the Pressing Gang." Irish, Slide or Single Jig. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (most versions). Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, was formerly a spa town where Victorian society partook of the mineral waters that were thought to have healing properties. It is located north and inland of the famous coastline Cliffs of Moher, in the rocky region called the Burren. The town is more famous now-a-days, particularly for tourists, as the location of an annual match-making festival. The melody appears in both single jig and single reel versions (see “Road to Lisdoonvarna (2) (The)]). It was popularized in the United States by Grey Larsen & Malcolm Dalglish, who paired the tune with the similar “O'Keeffe's Slide (1).”

The second strain of "Road to Lisdoonvarna [1]" is very similar to the first strain of the Scottish strathspey "Ciorsdan Mhór."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chieftains (Ireland) [Brody]; Laurie Andres [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; pg. 231. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976; 85 (appears as untitled single jig). Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1980; No. 56. S. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 4: Collection of Fine Tunes), 1983 (revised 1991, 2001); p. 6. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 69, p. 29. Miller & Perron (Traditional Irish Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 1977; No. 56 (appears as "Jig, No. 56"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 46. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 131. Spadaro (10 Cents a Dance), 1980; p. 25. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 1), 22.

Recorded sources : - Adelphi 2002, Hickory Wind - "At the Wednesday Night Waltz." June Appal 016, Grey Larson & Malcolm Dalglish – “Banish Misfortune.” Shanachie 79023, "Chieftains 3 (1973).

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



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