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Cabin Hunter


The Cabin Hunter (Reel)


Breandán Breathnach collected this tune from John Kelly for  the book “Ceol Rince na hÉireann” Cuid 3, number 143, Gan Ainm.

A Cabin Hunter (an Biadánaí) seemingly referrs to people going door to door getting gossip.

Details: Mrs. Costelloe’s house, Kilbaha, Co. Clare. (Bríd Bean Uí Choisdeala). Date: 1935. Photographer: Albert Eskeröd.

Credit: The Photographic Collection, A015.19.00867. Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.  Link


John Kelly playing The Cabin Hunters & Delia Crowley's on the fiddle

Credit: Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2. ℗ 2013 Gael Linn. Link.


Notated from the above audio.


Cabin Hunter