Rocks of Cashel (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Rocks of Cashel [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:White’s Unique Collection (1896), No. 91 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C ((3G,/A,/B,/ | C/)B,/C/D/ (E/G/)G | A/d/d/e/ d/c/A/B/ | {d}c/B/c/A/ G/E/c/A/ | (G/F/).E/.D/ E((3G,/A,/B,/ | C/)B,/C/D/ (E/G/)G | A/d/d/e/ d/c/A/B/ | {d}c/B/c/A/ G/E/c/A/ | G/F/E/D/ Cz || Tc(e/c/) g/c/e/c/ | a/g/f/e/ B/c/d/B/ | Tc(e/c/) g/c/e/c/ | a/g/f/d/ c/G/A/B/ | Tc(e/c/) g/c/e/c/ | a/g/f/e/ B/c/d/B/ | Tc(e/c/) g/c/e/c/ | (a/g/)f/d/ c ||



ROCKS OF CASHEL [1], THE. AKA and see “Carrigaline,” "Five Miles out of Town (4)," "It's a Hard Road to Travel," “Milestone (2) (The),” "Steeplechase (2)." Irish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The reel, as "Rocks of Cashel," was printed in William Bradbury Ryan's Ryan's Mammoth Collection, issued in 1883 in Boston by the Elias Howe music company, of which Ryan was an employee. Curiously, the tune had been printed just a year or two earlier by Elias Howe in his Musician's Omnibus Nos. 56 & 7 (1880-1882) as "Five Miles out of Town (4)." The melody is more famously known as "Steeplechase (2)", the title employed by by Sligo fiddlers Paddy Killoran and Paddy Sweeney on their 1932 recording. It was printed around the turn of the 20th century by Chief O’Neill under the title “Carrigaline," and 20th century Belfast fiddler Sean Maguire recorded it as "Milestone (2) (The)/Millstone."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 48. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 117, p. 31 (appears as “The Rock of Cashel”). Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 75. White’s Unique Collection, 1896; No. 91, p. 16.

Recorded sources : - Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]





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