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X:1 T:The Woods of Kilkenny R:hornpipe B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 315, no. 1693 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige L:1/8 M:C| K:D A2|dAFA dfaf|gece dcBA|BGAF E2 (ef)|gece dcBA| dAFA dfaf|gece dcBA|dfaf bgec|d2 d2 d2:| |:(AG)|F>A (3AAA d>A (3AAA|fdcd BAGF|E>e (3eee g>e (3eee|cege dcBA| gbbg faaf|gece dcBA|dfaf bgec|d2 d2 d2:|



WOODS OF KILKENNY, THE (Coillte Cill-Cainnaig). Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also the related “O'Connor's Favorite” (particularly the first strain).

Additional notes

Chicago's Irish Music Club, c. 1902. Fr. Fielding is in the second row at the extreme right.
Source for notated version: - Fr. James Fielding [O'Neill]. Fielding was a flute-player born in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny about 1860, and was a member of the Irish Music Club in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.


Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 196. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1693, p. 315. O’Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 892, p. 153.

Recorded sources: -



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