Come Back to Erin

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 Theme code Index    51H74# 7665
 Also known as    Tar ar Ais Go Eirinn
 Composer/Core Source    Claribel
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 194, p. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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COME BACK TO ERIN (Tar ar Ais Go Eirinn). Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Major (Roche): C Major (O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Claribel (Roche). O'Neill gives credit to collaborator and fiddler James O'Neill for the version he prints in Music of Ireland. The title appears in a list of tunes in the repertoire brought by Philip Goodman, the last professional and traditional piper in Farney, Louth, to the Feis Ceoil in Belfast in 1898 (Breathnach, 1997). While mostly traditional in his store of tunes, Goodman regularly played several novelty or 'popular' tunes.

Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fidder originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 194, p. 34. Roche Collection, 1913; vol. 1, p. 32, No. 68.

T:Come Back to Erin
S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 194
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
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