Sheet Music: Lough Erne's Shore

TitleLough Erne's Shore
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
RangeG4–D6
Time signature3/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-03-17
Last updated2012-03-17
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Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 17 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Lough Erne's Shore

Traditional Irish air

In his book The Irish Song Tradition, Sean O Boyle identifies this song as a reverdie, a type of Irish vision poetry in which a maiden appears and is at first thought to be supernatural, but who turns out to be real. Though in English, he believes this air to be derived from Gaelic origins.

One morning as I went a fowling Bright Phoebus adorned the plain, 'Twas down by the shores of Lough Erne I met with this wonderful dame; Her voice was so sweet and so pleasing, These beautiful notes she did sing; The innocent fowl of the forest their love unto her they did bring.