The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish
traditional music, Irish trad, Irish folk music, and
other variants) is the generic term for music that has
been created in various genres in Ireland.
Historically much old-time music of the USA grew out of
the music of Ireland, England and Scotland, as a result
of cultural diffusion. By the 1970s Irish traditional
music was again influencing music in the USA and
further afield in Australia and Europe. It has
occasionally been fused with rock and roll, punk rock
and other genres, as in certain recordings of Horslips,
Thin Lizzy, The Corrs, The Chieftains, Enya, Clannad,
Riverdance, and Van Morrison.
"Caitlín Tirial" AKA "Ketty Terrol" (Scots), "Kitty
Tyrrel." AKA - "O Blame Not the Bard." Irish, Air (6/4
time). G Major (O'Farrell, Roche): E Flat Major (Gow).
Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Roche): AAB (O'Farrell):
AABB (Gow, O'Farrell). The melody appears in Cooke's
Selection of Twenty-one Favourite Original Irish Airs
arranged for Pianoforte, Violin or Flute (Dublin,
1793), and also in Bunting's Ancient Irish Music of
1796 (the latter volume consists of 66 airs collected
mostly from musicians at the Belfast Harp Festival of
1792). It also appears in O'Farrell's collection Pocket
Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, and John
Mulholland's Ancient Irish Airs vol. 2 (Belfast, 1810).
See also the Scottish air/jig "Miss Graham’s Delight."
Although this work was originally written for Folk
Instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute &
Concert (Pedal) Harp.