This is basically a version of "Campbell’s Farewell To Redcastle", a Scottish bagpipe tune. Changes a bit for the first 2 bars in the second part, but that’s the only significant variation. Also it’s in "Gmaj", instead of "Amix".
Anyone have any idea who Martin Kirwan is / was ?
Compare : https://thesession.org/tunes/2303
Re: Martin Kirwan’s
Martin Kirwan (senior) was Lucy Farr’s father.
You can read an insightful and colourful account of her early years at Baunyknave and Ballinakill in the context of house & barn dances in the 20’s there; http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/farr.htm
In connection to polkas, see what she said about the specific way they may be danced in her days (the Round Polka…)
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