Seanbhean na gCártaí

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SEANBHEAN NA gCARTAI (“Old Woman of the Cards” or “Old Woman of Carty”). AKA and see "Banks of the Ilen (The)," "Barrack Street Boys (The)," "British Naggon," "Carthy's Old Wife," "Caledonian Hunt," "Cheese It," "Humors of Drinagh," "I Saw Her," "Midnight Maid (The)," "My Love is in America (2)," "New Tobacco (The)," "Six Mile Bridge (1)." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. The title perhaps refers to a fortune teller. Seanbhean can mean ‘old wife’ as well as ‘old woman’.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 179.

Recorded sources: -ACM Records ACM CD 102, Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - "Kitty Lie Over" (2003). Mulligan Records , Gerry Harrington & Eoghan O’Sullivan - “Sceal Eile” (1993).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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