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A traditional tune from the Isle of Man: Bollan Bane.
The title refers to the plant worn to ward off evil spirits in the Isle of Man for Tynwald Day on the 5th of July. The tune relates to a traditional Manx folktale about a person who is lost on the mountains and hears a tune played by Themselves (the fairies). It is the best tune they have ever heard and so they try to learn it, but each time they leave to get home, the tune is forgotten, and so they cannot but return to listen to the tune again.
Versions of the tune exist in a number of manuscripts and publications but this version was first published in Manx Ballads and Music by A. W. Moore in 1896.
This performance is by Phil Gawne and Annie Kissack.