Baintreach Mná (An)

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BAINTREACH MNÁ, AN. AKA and see "Merry Wives Highland (The)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. D Major. In the repteroires of fiddler Francie Dearg O'Byrne (learned as a boy from his father) and James Byrne (learned from his father John and uncle, Padai Hiuidai), and well known in the Teelin-Kilcar-Glencolumbcille area, according to Caoimhin Mac Aoidh (1994). It shows up in the collected works of Ed Reavy (Phila., Pa.) as a highland entitled "The Merry Wives Highland," but Mac Aoidh clearly demonstrates it was already in the tradition before Reavy's time.

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