Boys of Malin (1) (The)
BOYS OF MALIN , THE (Buachaillí Mhálanna). Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Breathnach, Cranitch): ABCC (Miller). A popular reel in County Donegal. Malin, Donegal, is one of the most northerly villages on the island, and Malin Head is Ireland's most northerly point. The tip of the Head is known as Banba's Crown, the location of a signal tower dating from the early 1800's. Breathnach states it should be played ABCB, after John Doherty, although it is often heard ABC.
Source for notated version: fiddler John Doherty, 1965 (Co. Donegal,Ireland) [Breathnach]. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 132, pg. 71.
Printed sources: Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 61, p. 149. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 61. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 130, p. 86.
Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF060, "Paddy Glackin." Gael-Linn CEF 151, Buttons and Bows - "Gracenotes" (1991). Nimbus NI 5320, Ciarin Tourish & Dermot McLaughlin - "Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Donegal" (1991). Nimbus NI 5320, Paula Doohan, Liz Doherty - "Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Donegal" (1991). See also listings at: Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources , Alan Ng's Irishtune.info .
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