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DUKE OF LEINSTER [2], THE. Irish, Reel. G Major ('A' part) & A Dorian ('B' and 'C' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'C (Carlin). Carlin's version comes from Michael Kennedy, a melodeon player from Covington, Kentucky, who was an elderly man in the mid-20th century. Kennedy was an emigree from County Galway, where he had been born on a farm near Flaskagh, a village in the north east part of the county in the Dunmore area. Prior to his arrival in the U.S., he had never been more than a few miles from his home. He ws inspired to learn the melodeon after hearing the playing of two girls in his village, and he himself walked to Dunmore and bought an inexpensive one-row, ten-button instrument in the key of 'G'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; p. 120, No. 202.

Recorded sources: Folkways 8847, Richard Carlin - "The Poppy Leaf" (1978. Learned from Grey Larsen)

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