ITMA Reference: ITMA-MP3. Creator: Mick Quinn. Contributor: Góilín Singers Club. Date: 20 September Location: Tom Maye’s Pub. Subject: Ireland. “By Dobbin’s Flowery Vale”*** A journey through traditional song with the Armagh Pipers Club We’ve been working hard for the past year on our new book. Recordings and book sources for the air known as Dobbin’s Flowery Vale, Dobbin’s Flowery Vale.
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It is from county Armagh, and Armagh is referred to in the song.
DT has no music for it though. I’ve been immersing myself in sea music recently, Michael. The young couple referred to in the song married and settled in the city of their nativity and carried on business floweery College Street, Armagh. Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. Discography Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.
Dobbin’s Flowery Vale – County Songs
Now that my recording project is finished I am starting to perform again. Dobbih to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed booksregardless of tune title. Colonel Dobbin was Member of Parliament for the area in the late 18th century Mick must have Americanized it a little bit by substituting “lovely” for “bonny. Working dobbjn the likes of Suzanne and Marla in Out of the Rain has spoiled me.
Dobbin’s Flowery Vale
My source info may not have been correct? Must I alone here sigh and moan, to none my grief reveal, But here lament my cause to vent in Dobbin’s Flowery Vale? Alice, if you could email a. As I sat down them to behold beneath a spreading tree The limpid streams that gently roll’d convey’d these words to me: He valle about to take ship for America.
Have been unable to find an ABC or midi version at any other location. There are copies of his 4 volumes in public and University libraries, so you can get it through an inter-library gale. Email me and I’ll work something out. The Vale is still therevery much as it must have been years ago. The whole tape is full of them, but this one song esp. It’s free but you need to call to make a reservation that’s just so we know how many people are coming.
Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. I suppose I’ll have to transcribe it the best I can and send it in, sometime.
Note to myself only: Suggest this Tune To: The song is attributed around Lurgan to James Garland and I’ve included another florid piece, again attributed to Garland, called The Blarismoor Tragedy. She repeatedly expresses her fear that he will forget her. She strove in vain him to detain, but while she did bewail He bid adieu and I withdrew from Dobbin’s Flowery Vale.
Bibliography According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed booksregardless of tune title. I’ll leave a note here when I upload it. My mother’s ancestors, the Dobbins, left a place called Dobbin’s Flowery Vale in the ‘s, and now we can’t find it. The following link will take you direct to the piece in question Click here. Don’t rely on tune titles.
Thanks for all of the info posted in the past. I’ve started to show up to sing at some of the sessions like the one at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on Sunday evenings and I’ll probably do something for the Tall Ships Festival over Labor Day weekend but the transition from group to solo is kind of daunting. There are also some words that are similar sounding such as “Venus” in the database version, where in the written sheet music it says “Phoebus”.
Fkowery not at all like Mick Moloney’s song. The place, beautifully wooded, was fllowery haunt of lovers on flowrey eves. I have some relatives here in Oz who came from County Armagh, it’d be fun to sing this to them.
It’s kind of a hard act to follow. I hope someone out there can help me!