First of June (The)

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FIRST OF JUNE, THE (An Cead La Mi Meadon Samraid). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The date is that of an important British naval victory during the Napoleonic Wars. The Irish hornpipe may or may not be associated with a British victory, however, there were many Irishmen in the British navy at the time.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 174. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1600, p. 297. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 844, p. 146. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1927; no. 233, p. 18.

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