Blooming Meadows (2)

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BLOOMING MEADOWS [2], THE. Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (O'Neill): AABB'CC (Harker/Rafferty, Mulvihill). A variant of "Blooming Meadows (1)," with a third part. This is the version commonly played in sessions today.

Sources for notated versions: the Tulla Ceili Band [Mulvihill]; Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 239, p. 74. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 48, p. 75. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 918, p. 171

Recorded sources: Piping Pig Productions PPPCD001, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996. Learned from Clare piper Willie Clancy).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1],
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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