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X:1 T:Trip to the Furze M:6/8 L:1/8 N:Goodman includes the tune in his section “Jackson’s Airs” N:The tune should be set in 9/8. B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 4 (mid-19th century, p. 4) B:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-four#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=7&z=-1666.8126%2C3523.3959%2C9934.2577%2C3784.7937 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|cea cea|c2A cAc|d2f ecA|cea cea| c2A BGG|B2c dBG::G2g f/g/af|e/f/ge {g}fed| f/g/af {a} gec|f2g f/g/af|e/f/ge {g}fed|cec dBG:| |:aAA eAA|c2A cAc|d2f ed/c/B/A/|aAA eAA| c2A BGG|B2c dBG::d2g f/g/af|e/f/ge fed| f/g/af gec|G2g f/g/af|e/f/ge {g}fed|cec dBG:|]



TRIP TO THE FURZE. Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune is attributed by County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (1828-1896) to the famous 18thcentury uilleann piper Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson, of the townland of Lisdaun, parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick. The tonic note could be either 'A' or 'G'.


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Printed sources : - James Goodman music manuscript collection vol. 4, mid-19th century; pp. 3-4.






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