Bright May Morning (A)

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X:1 T:Bright May Morning, A M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 501 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G Gged B2 AG|(3FED AD BDAF|Gged B2 AF|DEGA BG G2:| ||gedB dBcd|eaa^g aeef|gedc BcBA|Ggga bg g2| gedB cBcd|eaa^g aee=g|bgaf gfeg|dega bg g2||



BRIGHT MAY MORNING, A (Maidin Geal Bealtaine). AKA and see "Scotch Mary (2)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1001): AABB (O'Neill/Krassen). A version was printed as an untitled reel in Breathnach & Small's "Ceol Rince na hEireann vol. 5" (No. 202). See also Quebec fiddler Isidore Soucy's "Reel des sports," whose first strain is similar to the second strain of O'Neill's "Bright May Morning."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Unnamed New York musicians, recorded by Oliver O'Higgins (Cloonne) [Breathnach & Small].

Printed sources : - Breathnach & Small (Ceol Rince na hEireann vol. 5), 1999; No. 202 (appears as "Gan Ainm/untitled"). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 100. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 501, p. 95.






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