Shooyl Inneenyn

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SHOOYL INNEENYN (Promenade of the Girls). Isle of Man, Dance Air (whole time) or Polka (2/4 time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The dance, which has both slow and fast parts, was traditionally performed by girls at the Michaelmas hiring fair in late September, as a way of attracting employers. It is made up of a medley of two tunes (although played together under the “Shooyl Inneenyn” title. The first part of "Shooyl Inneenyn" is a polka and air called “Myr hooyl mee Magh Moghrey laa boayldyn" (As I went out one May Day morning).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Mona Douglas (‘’’Inkaghyn Vannin/Manx Dances’’’), 1983.

Recorded sources: -Maggie's Music MM107, Ensemble Galilei - "Music in the Great Hall" (1992). Manx Celtic Productions EMCD1, Emma Christian – “Beneath the Twilight” (1997).

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