Bearded Fiddler (The)
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BEARDED FIDDLER, THE. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Ed's son Joe explains the title refers to a tramp fiddler named Farley who sold wares throughout Monaghan and Cavan on fair days, with the help of his daughter. "One day Farley played so beautifully that the daughter threw her arms around him in a burst of spontaneous joy. Ed never forgot..."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 84, p. 92.