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I WAS ROAMING IN THE GLOAMING. Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O’Neill (1922) says of his source: “James Whiteside, the ‘Bard of Bray’, County Wicklow, was a genius—scholar, poet, musician, composer. Born in County Monaghan in 1844, he retired after 40 years service as a schoolteacher at Bray. His playing of the violin won two first honors at two Feiseanna. An interesting sketch of his life appears on pages 384-7, [O’Neill’s] Irish Minstrels and Musicians.” See note for "My Charmer from Clare" for more on Whiteside.

James Whiteside



Source for notated version: the Whiteside manuscript [O’Neill].

Printed sources: O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922.

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