Don't Touch that Green Linnet

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DON'T TOUCH THAT GREEN LINNET. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Composed by fiddler Tommy Peoples, originally from east Donegal. The liner notes to the album say that it is named "after a small bird, to which innocent children got too close, unaware of its voraciousness," however, Green Linnet is also the name of a Connecticut record label and one may surmise Peoples had another meaning in mind. There have been several serious artists' complaints about the business practices of the company regarding them over the years, not unlike complaints about some other record companies. See also Peoples' "La Cosa Mulligan."

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Recorded sources: TPCD001, Tommy Peoples - "The Quiet Glen" (1998)




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