Old Schoolmaster, The


'Maestro' Seán Maguire played this tune in the key of A major at a concert in Kilfenora, County Clare, many years ago. My friend Sally K. Sommers Smith Wells reminded me that it somehow was like the song 'Love Will You Marry Me?' Brendan Bulger from Boston plays the tune, a version of which may be found in O'Neill's 1001 collection.


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Bulger, Brendan (fiddle) and Knox, Bill (guitar), “The Old Schoolmaster,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed May 22, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/677.