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BLOOMING MEADOWS [1] (An Moinfeur fionnsgotac). AKA and see "Cover the Buckle," "Down the Hill," "Down with the Tithes (1)," "Hag and Her Praskeen," "Humors of Milltown (1)," "Mountain Heather," "Silver Tip (1) (The)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1915): AABB (Cole, Joyce, Roche): AABB' (O'Neill/1850 & 1001). Bayard believes the first strain of this tune group was developed from "Bung Your Eye." "Trip it Along," "Humors of Ballinafauna (The)," and "Humors of Castle Comer (1) (The)" are variants. Charlie Piggott, in the essay on Kilmaley, County Clare, fiddler, flute player and uilleann piper Peader O'Loughlin in his book Blooming Meadows (1998), remarks on tunes being disseminated into local, isolated traditions in Ireland by visiting musicians. It is remembered that "Blooming Meadows" was introduced into O'Loughlin's Kilmaley-Connolly, Clare, area by traveling piper Jerry O'Shea many generations ago.

Compare also with the similar "High Part of the Road."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 56. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 21. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 503 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music). Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873/1890; No. 85, p. 87. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 146, p. 84. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 917, p. 171. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 304, p. 65. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 115, p. 48 (appears as "Down the Hill"). Vallely & Piggott (Blooming Meadows), 1998; p. 169.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index [2]

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