Old Time Music

Boyne Water

This tune refers to a battle across the River Boyne in Ireland in 1690 between the English King James II and William of Orange. William defeated his opponent, thus ushering in the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland for generations. Franklin George (b. 1928) recorded this tune in 1977 on an LP entitled “Swopes and Knobs. The liner notes say Frank was drafted into the army during the Korean War, but was stationed in Europe. With bagpipes in hand, he met some Scottish musicians. On leave in Scotland he stayed in Sterling Castle and played tunes with Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Chris fiddle: gdae.
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