T: The Dunboyne Straw Plaiters
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Also known as Dunboyne Strawplatter.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
The Dunboyne Straw Plaiters has been added to 4 tunebooks.
From the playing of Colm Gannon and Jesse Smith, who dug out this tune from P. W. Joyce’s "Old Irish Folk Music and Songs" (1909). Listen to them play it: https://myspace.com/jessesmithandcolmgannon/music/song/the-dunboyne-straw-platiers-the-wheels-63018094-68883560
It’s actually a version of The Holy Land: https://thesession.org/tunes/616 But I believe it is quite different from the better-known version and deserves a separate entry.
This X: 1 setting is almost identical as the version published in P.W. Joyce’s Old Irish Music and Songs (1909), vol. 1, p. 165, No. 358.
Joyce wrote that “The name points to a vanished local industry of Dunboyne, Co. Meath.”