Return From Fingal

Legend has it that this tune was played after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014as the body of the slain Irish Ard Ri (High King) Brian Boru was returned tohis home in Munster. Of course, legend also has it that the tune known asBrian Boru's march was played. It must have been a long walk!

See Ireland 1014 formore information.

McDermott's Handy

Note: While this sheet music is provided for reference and convenience, I would take it as a personal favour if you would find a local musician to teach it to you or a local session where you could hear it played. This will enable you to learn the phrasing and ornamentation for your instrument which generally is not notated here. The best way to learn Irish traditional music is by ear, by listening to and/or learning from a musician experienced in the genre. At the very least, you will want to memorize the tune so that this page would be superfluous. This version is a version that I played at the time I created this page; it may not be the same as the version I currently play, and it may not be the same as the version with which you are familiar. Go raibh maith agat; Thanks!

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