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YORKSHIRE LASSES [2]. Irish, Reel. In notes on their album "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" How to Change a Flat Tire says the tune is northern Irish, from County Fermanagh, and that it is traditionally played in that county first in the key of E Minor, then in A minor. Cathal McConnell says it is an unusual tune because it is played in octaves (an unusual style for Fermanagh), generally by two fiddles. At the key change, one fiddle will take the high octave and the other takes the low octave.

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Recorded sources: Compass 7 4287 2, Cathal McConnell – “Long Expectant Comes at Last” (2000. Learned from Aughakillymaude, County Fermanagh, fiddle player Big John McManus, who had it from his uncle Hugh Gunn, also a fiddler, and from the lilting of his mother Katie). Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (learned from flute player Cathal McConnell, Fermanagh).




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