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Sheet Music: She Moved Through the Fair

TitleShe Moved Through the Fair
Alternate titlesOur Wedding Day
Out of the Window
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeG♮4–A5
Time signature3/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-09-28
Last updated2010-09-28
CategoriesCeltic Music, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 28 September 2010

Tune of the Day: She Moved Through the Fair

Traditional Irish air

This traditional Irish folk song exists in a number of versions, and has been recorded many times by artists such as Margaret Barry, Anne Briggs, Dominic Behan, Alan Stivell, Loreena McKennitt and Sinéad O'Connor. The song was first collected in County Donegal by poet Padraic Colum and musicologist Herbert Hughes, and published in a work entitled Irish country songs in 1909. According to Ossian's Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland, the tune dates back to Medieval times.

This tune is in mixolydian mode, which is like major mode with the exception that the seventh note of the scale is lowered by a semitone. In the key of A mixolydian, for instance, you would play G-natural instead of G-sharp.