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BEAUTIES OF IRELAND, THE (Ailne Na h-Eireann). AKA and see "Irish Lasses (1) (The)." Irish, Single or Double Jig (12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The melody also appears in the 19th century Alex Sutherland manuscript of County Leitrim, and in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers (as "Irish Lass (1) (The)"). Vickers has the parts reversed from O'Neill. See also the related reels "Miss Sophia Duff Stuart’s Favourite" and "Philip O'Beirne's Delight."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 210, p. 112 (listed as a single jig). O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 384, p. 77 (listed as a single jig). O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 980, p. 182 (listed as a double jig).

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records, Brian McNamara - "A Piper's Dream" (2000).




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