Sheela Ó Gara (2)

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X:1 T:Sheelish na Guira N:”See No. 12 in O’Farrell’s Collection” M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Moderato” B: Henry Philerin Hudson - Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1 (c. 1840-50, No. 60) B:https://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/0/0c/IMSLP320788-PMLP519040-oldirishairs01huds.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2B2B2|G2c2c2|G2B2B2|c4d2|G2B2B2|c2A2d2|B2G2G2|G6|| G2B2d2|g4g2|e2c2c2|c6|G2B2d2|a4g2|f2d2d2|Td6| G2B2d2|Tg4g2|e2c2c2|c4d2|edcBAG|F2A2c2|B2G2G2|G6||



SHEELA O’GARA [2]. AKA – “Shee La Na Quira,” "Sheela O'Gara," "Sheela Nee Guira," "Sighile Ní Ghadhra," “Sile Ní Ghuire.” Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major (O’Flannagan, Ryan): F Major (Clinton, Haverty). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Haverty): AB (Clinton): AABB (Ryan). New York City researcher, writer and musician Don Meade identifies the title as a “corruption of "Sile Ní Ghadhra" or "Sheela Nee Iyer", who symbolized Ireland in the song of that name.”


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Printed sources : - Alexander (Alexander’s New Scrap Book vol. 6), c. 1845; No. 359, p. 15. Breathnach (CRÉ V), 10 (appears as untitled jig, source unknown). Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 62. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3), 1859; No. 239, p. 116. Henry Philerin Hudson (Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), c. 1840-50; No. 60. O’Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), Boston, 1860; p. 15. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 92.






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