Sheet Music: The Connacht Mother's Slumber Song

TitleThe Connacht Mother's Slumber Song
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
RangeB4–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-05-15
Last updated2020-05-15
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Categories
Slow airs, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 15 May 2020

Tune of the Day: The Connacht Mother's Slumber Song

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 remarks:

Not the least charming of the many airs and dance tunes, for which we are indebted to our liberal San Francisco contributor, Francis E. Walsh, is the fine Slumber Song above printed. It is an old strain of which variants under divers names gained wide circulation. Who hasn't heard the one time popular ballad about “my Love Nell from the Cove of Cork” and her inconstancy. “Mary of Blackwater Side”, one of the numbers in Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, Dublin 1909, betrays a similar origin.