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FLOWERS OF SPRING [1], THE ("Blata na n-Earraig" or "Blata an Earraig"). Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Breathnach, O'Neill): AABB' (Moylan). The tune was recorded in New York in 1935 by fiddler James Morrison (1893−1947), originally from Drumfin, County Sligo.

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].

Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 266, p. 152. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 32, p. 98. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 195. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1692, pg. 315. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 891, p. 153. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 347, p. 170.

Recorded sources: Green Linnett SIF1035, Brian Conway & Tony De Marco - "The Apple in Winter" (1981. Learned from New York fiddler Andy McGann). Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40481, Brian Conway - "First Through the Gate" (2002).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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