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Rags and Tatters / An Moinfeuir

[trad. arr. Waterson:Carthy]

These instrumentals were played by Waterson:Carthy on their eponymous debut album Waterson:Carthy. Martin Carthy commented in the sleeve notes:

Barney McKenna was the source of Rags and Tatters in the 1960s and since then almost every Irish musician I’ve asked about it has said—“Oh, you mean Rattigan’s”—and started playing a related but distant tune of that name. It ’s a good tune, but Rags and Tatters has a hooligan element in it that I love. Eliza learned An Moinfeuir from Steáfán Hannigan and Nancy Kerr and I’m told it’s a Galway melodeon tune.