Category Archives: Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Anniversary, Darling

March 17, 1973

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Paddy Whack, Irish Jig

Taken from The Treasure Chest of Irish Songs (Jigs and Reels), 1943, Treasure Chest Publications.

Jigs are folk dances and the accompanying music. Go here for more information

Reels are folk dances; Irish reels are defined by the time (as in 4/4). It’s much more complicated than that and if you want further information, click here.

Go here for The Bells of Shandon.

Go here for I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen.

Go here for Killarney.

Go here for Londonderry Air.

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The Bells of Shandon

Taken from The Treasure Chest of Irish Songs (Jigs and Reels), 1943, Treasure Chest Publications.

Go here for I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen.

Go here for Killarney.

Go here for Londonderry Air.

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I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

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Taken from The Treasure Chest of Irish Songs (Jigs and Reels), 1943, Treasure Chest Publications.

Go here for Killarney.

Go here for Londonderry Air.

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Killarney

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Taken from The Treasure Chest of Irish Songs (Jigs and Reels), 1943 Treasure Chest Publications

Go here for the music to Londonderry Air.

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Londonderry Air


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The origin of this tune is shrouded in mystery, although there are several theories (as is the case whenever historians get involved in anything). I first knew it as Danny Boy, but those lyrics are 20th century. Then in Mingo Glee Club we learned the traditional words under the title “Londonderry Air”. Apparently, it first appeared in print in 1855, after being submitted by Miss Jane Ross, who was taking down traditional Irish folk tunes and heard this one from an itinerant fiddler in the county of Londonderry.

Go here for a more complete account.

These pages are from the Treasure Chest of World-Wide Songs, published in 1936, Treasure Chest Publications, New York, New York.

Go here for the music to Killarney.

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