Broken Lantern (The)

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 Theme code Index    51H 62H 3H5 61
 Also known as    Lóchrann Briste (An)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland, Canada, United States
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Contra, Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    USA(New England), CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 103
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Artist    Biography:George Wilson
 Title of recording    Royal Circus
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    RC2000
 Year recorded    2000
 Score   ()   

BROKEN LANTERN, THE (An Lóchrann Briste). American, New England; Jig. C Major (most versions): D Major (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig is popular in Ireland, Cape Breton, and among U.S. contra musicians.

Source for notated version: a recording of New York fiddler Larry Redican along with Bronx flute player Jack Coen (originally from County Galway) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 45, p. 23. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 71. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 253, p. 92. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 124. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 1. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 5. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 103. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 23, p. 4.

Recorded source: RC2000, George Wilson - "Royal Circus" (2000).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3]

T:Broken Lantern
S:White's Unique Collection (1896), No. 23
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
Gcc {d}cBc | Add {e}d^cd | edB G2G | AGE C2G |
Gcc {d}cBc | A2d {e}d^cd | edB GAB | c2e c2 :|
|: g | ecg ceg | efg (a2g) | fdg ecg | (dB)g G2g |
ecg ceg | efg (a2g) | fdg ecg | (dB)g c2:||
T:The Broken Lantern
S:Catherine McEvoy's record
B | A2 d ded | B2 e ede | fdB AFA | BAF DFG |
A2 d ded | B2 e ede | fdB ABc | dfe d2 :|
|:a | fdB Adf | dfa b2 a | geg fdf | ecA A2 a |
fdB Adf | dfa b2 a | geg fdf | ecA d2 :||