Bird in the Bush (1) (The)
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BIRD IN THE BUSH , THE (An tÉan ar an gCraobh). AKA and see "Bird in the Tree (The)," "Bird on the Tree." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Mulvihill): AABB (Mallinson, O'Brien, Sullivan, Taylor, Tubridy). "Bird in the Bush" is attributed to Kerrypiper and fiddler Billy Hanafin (1875-?) from Callinafercy . The reel was famously recorded for the Victor label by fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1945), originally from County Sligo, in New York in March, 1927, issued as "The Bird in the Tree", the second tune in a medley with "Kerryman's Daughter (The)." Galway fiddler Aggie Whyte also called the tune "Bird in the Tree." See the related tune "Two Birds in the Tree, a nomen from peripetetic Sliabh Luachra fiddler Pádraig O'Keeffe for a similar sounding, but different tune.
- Paul de Grae, booklet "Tribute to Seamus Creagh on World Fiddle Day, 20 May, 2017, Scartaglin, County Kerry."