Sheet Music: Lament of the Aran Fisherman

TitleLament of the Aran Fisherman
Alternate titlesI will raise my sail black, mistfully in the morning
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-04-09
Last updated2020-04-09
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Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 9 April 2020

Tune of the Day: Lament of the Aran Fisherman

Traditional Irish air

This air is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill notes: “Mr. Francis E. Walsh of San Francisco noted this air from the singing of Seamus Moriarty, a native of Kerry. The verses bewailed the drowning of a fisherman”.