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X:1 T:Game Played in Erin Go Bragh, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air and Jig Q:"With life" S:Howe's 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin G | ADD DcE | EDD D2 d/e/ | fed edc | A=Bc d2d | edc dcA | GFE F2 G/G/ | ADD DcE | EDD D2 ||



GAME PLAYED IN ERIN GO BRAGH, THE. AKA and see "Blackthorn Stick (3) (The)." Irish, Air & Jig. Ireland, Munster. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Howe): AB (Joyce, Roche). The title refers to the penchant of the Irish to defend themselves forcefully and physically when slighted, according to P.W. Joyce.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - from 16 year old Munster girl Peggy Cudmore [Joyce].

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 18. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 501 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music). Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1890; No. 84, p. 86. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1983; No. 34, p. 17.






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