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X:1 T:Sean fonn dúr (An) T:Firm Old Tune, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Roche - Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1 (1912, No. 123, p. 51) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix E|EFG ABc|BAG {G}EDD|DGG DEE|DGG GED| EFG ABc|BAG {G}EDD|EFG AGE|~EDD D2:| |:f|{g}fed edB|Add (d2f)|~fed edB|{d}BAA (A2f)| {g}fed edB|(A<d)(d c)AG|EFG AGE|~FDD D2:|



SEAN FONN DÚR, AN (The Firm Old Tune). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title is a misnomer, at least with regard to tonality in the first strain. The second strain is in 'D' mixolydian, however, the first strain starts as if in E minor, then suggests G major in the third and fourth measures before finally landing in D mixolydian at the cadence; hardly a 'firm old tune'.

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Printed sources : - Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 123, p. 51.

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