Ulster Outcry

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ULSTER OUTCRY (Gair Ultac). Irish, Air or March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The piece is usually characterized as a march, although it is somewhat free-flowing, with the result that it is much like an air. Although he did not identify his source for the melody, Terry Moylan finds that Francis O'Neill obtained it from Joseph Walker's Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards (1786), where it is one of the six "Irish melodies" at the beginning of his book, where it appears under the title "Gair Olltach."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O’Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1846, p. 347.

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