Coffin Ships (The)

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Coffin Ships (The)

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 Theme code Index   332 6L6L6L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Tommy Peoples
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
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 Artist    Tommy Peoples
 Title of recording    Quiet Glen (The), Gleann Ciúin (An)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Tommy Peoples TPCD 001
 Year recorded    1998


COFFIN SHIPS, THE. Irish, Slow Air. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples. The title refers to the decrepit, often barely seaworthy, vessels that traversed the Atlantic during the Irish Potato Famine of the mid 19the century bringing refuges to North America. They were termed 'coffin ships' because of the wretched, overcrowded and unsanitary conditions that bred illness among those herded passengers already weakened by hunger. Tommy Peoples - "The Quiet Glen."


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