Toss the Feathers (2)

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X:1 T:Toss the Feathers (2) N:O'Neill's 1st Setting in MOI M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 231, no. 1224 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige N:This tune could be played in DMix. K:D D2(AD ED)A>D|D2(AG EG)G>E|D2(AD ED)EG|1 A(d{e}dB) {d}cAGE:|2 AcGE AD HD2|| Ad2d d2(cd)|edcd edcd|edad fdad|edce edce| ea2^g e=g2e|dfed {d}cAGE|D2(ED) EAAB|cded {d}cAGE!D.C.!|]



TOSS THE FEATHERS (2) (Umpuig na clumac). Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Roche): AA'B (O'Neill): AABB (Taylor). Related to Toss the Feathers (5), Toss the Feathers (4), Toss the Feathers (3) and Toss the Feathers (1). As noted by Paul de Grae, there are two main variant strains; one, as in "Toss the Feathers (2)" is centered around a 'D' tonic (in major through dorian modes), while the other is in an E minor/dorian tonality (see "Toss the Feathers (1)").


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O’Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O’Neill’s collaborator [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - Hardebeck (A Collection of Jigs and Reels vol. 2 ), Dublin, 1921; p. 12. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1224, p. 231. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 147, p. 59. Taylor (Where’s the Crack), 1989; p. 5.






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