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 Theme code Index    5L133 5L7L24
 Also known as    Coimleanga Baile-Barroin
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1038, p. 194
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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T:Barronstown Races, The
S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 248
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
DGA GFG|BAG Bcd|fed cAF|AGG G2:|
|:d|dgg gfg|abg fed|cBc fef|abg fed|
dgg gdc|BAG Bcd|fed cAF|AGG G2:|
|:F|DGA BAG|d/c/Bd cAG|FGA cAF|c/B/Ac BAF|
GFG BAB|cBc dbg|fed cAF|AGG G2:|
|:d|gdg gbg|fdf f/g/af|ede e/f/ge|dBG GAc|
BAB cBc|dcd eag|fed cAF|GGG G2:||

BARRONSTOWN RACES, THE (Coimleanga Baile-Barroin). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The first meeting of the Tipperary races was at Barronstown Course in March, 1848. These races were abandoned in 1871/72 due to an outbreak of smallpox, but were revived in 1881. The first race meeting on the present site of Limerick Junction was in September, 1916, and subsequently the name of the course was changed from Limerick Junction to Tipperary in 1986.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 59. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 1038, p. 194. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907/1986; No. 248, p. 55.