Whistling Postman (1) (The)

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WHISTLING POSTMAN [1], THE (Fear an Phoist ag Feadaíl). AKA and see “Connolly's Reel," "Paddy Mills.” Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The first strain is similar to that of "Four-Leafed Shamrock (The)," while the second strain is shared with "Seamus Connolly's."

Source for notated version: flute player Colm O'Donnell (b. 1962, Aclare, County Sligo) [Flaherty]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann in the 1980’s [Taylor].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 13. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 267, p. 160. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 5.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, Chris Droney - "Down from Bell Harbour" (2009). Cathal Clohessy & Éamonn Costello - "Bosca Ceoil and Fiddle."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [1]
Hear the tune played by Éamonn Costello on youtube.com [2]




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