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 Theme code Index    5L13b3b 4455
 Also known as    Caoch Eolaighe (An)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    P.W. Joyce
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Old Irish Folk Music and Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 546, pp. 290-291.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLIND GUIDE, THE (An Caoch Eolaighe). Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. 'Blind guides' were usually children. The 2nd strain is 10 measures long; the first is eight, making it irregular for dancing.

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 546, pp. 290-291.

T:The Blind Guide
B:Joyce - "Old Irish Folk Music and Songs", No. 546 (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
DGGA B2BB|c2 cc d2dd|DGGA GBAG|cdcA F2A2|DGGA B2AG|
F2 FF f2 ef|gddB ABcd|{d}cAFA G2G2||d>ef>c d>ef>c|dggg fed>B|
c=Bc>B cdf>c|dggg fed>=B|c=Bcd f2 (3cdf|g2 de fgag|
fddc ABcB|Affc AGFD|GABc defd|{d}cAFA G2G2||

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