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BUTLERS OF GLEN AVENUE, THE. AKA and see "Christy Barry's (2)," "Tony O'Sullivan's." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by banjo player Tony "Sully" Sullivan, who lives in England and who has published several collections of session tunes. The title refers to friends of his, Maire and the late Johnny Butler who lived in Glen Avenue, Blackley. Johnny was the leader of The Manchester Céilí Band, who performed at St. Brendan's. Tony says that this tune has been wrongly attributed as "Christy Barry's Jig" due to a "well known Irish musician" putting it on a record, but not knowing the correct name or composer. The "Butlers of Glen Avenue" tune on the Lunasa album is mis-titled; actually, it is another Sullivan composition called "Barmaid (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Sullivan (Sully's Irish Music Book, vol. 1), 1979.

Recorded sources: Kevin Crawford – "D Flute Album" (appears as 2nd tune in the Christy Barry set). Tabache – "Are You Willing."




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