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Old 08-05-2019, 01:34 AM   #8
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Default Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

Originally Posted by TwitchyFingers View Post
I'd always thought it was an old Irish tune, but I notice Sir Charles Forbes sometimes listed as the composer and also see it alternately titled as "Sir Charles Forbes of Edinglassie's Quickstep." Looking him up, we find he was anything but Irish, but his political career would have brought him some sympathies across the Irish Sea. The article doesn't mention anything about him being a musician. Maybe the tune was written in his honor.,_1st_Baronet

Thanks Twitchy and good spot. I looked that up as well and whilst the first part is the same as the Rakes of Mallow, it seems to differ vastly after that. Interesting find nonetheless!
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