Road to Lisdoonvarna (2) (The)

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ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA [2]. AKA and see "All the Way to Galway (1)," “Flash Away the Pressing Gang,” "Galway Girls (The)," “High Way to Galloway,” "Sarsfield March," "March of the Tribes to Galway," "Slash Away the Pressing Gang," "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The same tune as version #1; it is played as a reel or single jig (or sometimes both, as in the case of the Chieftains recording). It has also been called a mixolydian version of the march “All the Way to Galway” (Miller, 2006). Philippe Varlet speculates the “Road” title for this tune stems from the Chieftain’s recording in which it appeared as an untitled tune before “Road to Lisdoonvarna (1)," the slide, and that the “Road” title subsequently became attached to the reel as well. See also the Scots relatives "Ciorsdan Mhor", "Big Kirsty", "Miss Stewart Bunrannoch" and "A'(ll) the Way to Galloway." See also the related Irish polka “Kerry Cow (The).”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980’s [Taylor]; piper Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddlers Fakebook), 1983; p. 231. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 1), 1974; No. 19. McCullough (120 Favorite Irish Session Tunes). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music vol. 2), 1977; No. 57 (appears as untitled reel). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 101. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 24. Valley (Play Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 2); 23.

Recorded sources: - Island 9379, Chieftains - "Chieftains 3." Shanachie 79023, "Chieftains 3" (1971/1982).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]



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