“The Hiring Fairs of Ulster”


In May there are hiring fairs for servants in Ulster. Plough boys, dairy maids, cowboys and shoe boys, labouring boys and kitchen maids are interviewed by farmers. "The servants' wages now should rise" to offset rising prices

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn-More 25, "The Hiring Fairs of Ulster" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 89-90, "The Hireing Fairs of Ulster" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6533
  4. BI, OLcM025


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1945 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: work nonballad money
Found in: Ireland