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WHITE PONY, THE (An Pónaí Bán). AKA and see “Chalk Sunday,” “Johnny Dennehy's,” “Pretty Jane.” Irish, Jig. A Major (Levey): G Major (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears as one of "The Farranfore Jigs" by the group Shegui on their album "Around the World for Sport” (1980). Their source was fiddler Tom Billy (Murphy) and Jack Dennehy (sic). See also “Johnny Dennehy's” -- Dennehy was a fiddler from the Farranfore, County Kerry, area (halfway between Tralee and Castleisland) greatly influenced by the fiddling of fellow Sliabh Luachra musician Tom Billy Murphy.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 16, p. 10. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873.

Recorded sources: Decca (78 RPM), Sean McGuire’s Ceili Band (c. 1950’s).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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