Loreena Mckennitt

MONDAY, September 30, 2019

She Moved Through the Fair…

I put this in modes months ago, and I think most people never heard it. This is in Mixolydian, giving the tune a much older feel. Apparently no one knows how old this song is, but it has been around for centuries. No one knows who wrote it.

Mixolydian is also used in a fair number of older folk tunes all around the world. It was, perhaps, at least as common as Ionian (major) a few centuries ago.

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