The Square Triangle

By The Four Star Trio

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Four Star Trio from Cork

Johnny McCarthy: fiddle, flute, whistle
Con O’Drisceoil: accordion, piano, harmonium, organ
Pat Ahern: irish slide guitar, high string guitar, bouzouki

Pat Ahern was one of the first to explore the addition of the guitar to dance tunes (way back when…) and has a wonderful touch.

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nice swinging Slides and Polkas

Not the Quaker….

The first tune on track six is definitely not ‘Merrily Kiss the Quaker’, although the first phrase is identical.

Sorry, apparently it is…

This version looks to me like a related, but different tune, but apparently it is considered to be a variant, rather than a separate entity. It’s also played this way on The Chieftains 3, and was apparently Denis Murphy’s version.

X: 1
T:Merrily Kiss the Quaker
M:12/8
L:1/8
R:Slide
K:G
GAB D2 B c2 A BGE | GED D (3EFG A3 AGE |
GAB D2 B c2 A BGE | GED DFG G3 ABA :|
|:G2 B d2 d edB dBA | G2 B d2 B ABA AGE |
G2 B d2 d edB d2 B | GAB D2 E G3 G2 D:|
|:G2 B d2 d edB g2 e | dBA GBd e2 f g3|
ged BAB d2 B AGE | GAB D2 E G3 G2 D:|