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Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
29-Sep-10 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Siuil a Ruin Chords and sheet ...
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Siuil a Ruin Chords and sheet ...
Hello, skarpi. I hope you are not in a big rush to get this done. First we have to decide which tune you want.

Like you, I searched for a MIDI of this tune, and to my surprise did not find one. So I decided to see what there is in the 1903 edition of O'Neill's Music of Ireland.

They spell it 'Siubal a run' in Irish and 'Shule aroon' in English. There is a dot over the b in 'Siubal.' There are two versions. Number 59 seems more like a solo for flute or fiddle, Number 60 seems more like a vocal piece. They are both marked 'plaintively,' meaning sad or complaining, but we all knew that.

By the way, both tunes are more complicated that the sweet tune (Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill) that many people think of when we speak of Shule Aroon.

I will send the MIDI's to Joe, and I hope that soon you will be able to click on them and hear them.

Then, if you like them, we will get to the big task of figuring out the chords.