Annotation:Flowers of Spring (2) (The)

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X:1 T:The Flowers of Spring [2] T:Tom Billy's Jig B:Breathnach, CRE II, no. 31 S:Denis Murphy R:double jig M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Ador G|ABA ABd|edB G2 B|dBB GBB|ABd efg| (4ABcA ABd|edB G2 B|dBB GBB|ABA A2:| |:d|eaa {b}aga|bab age|ege GBd|ede {a}ged| eaa {a}aga|bab age|(4efge dBG|ABA A2:||

FLOWERS OF SPRING [2], THE (Bláthanna an Earraigh). AKA and see "Tom Billy's Jig (2)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian (also played in E Dorian). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Denis Murphy, 1967 (Gneevguilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland) [Breathnach]. Mrs. Murphy, Glencollins, Co. Cork, provided the name for the tune, according to Breathnach.

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. II), 1976; No. 31, p. 19. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 3), 1976; No. 67. Ceol, iii, p. 97. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 44, p. 37. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed's Irish Choice), 1994; p. 10. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 3), No. 6.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh CC5, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - "The Star Above the Garter" (1969. Appears as "Tom Billy's Jig"). Shanachie 79044, Tommy Peoples - "The Iron Man." (appears as "Tom Billy's Jig"). Tara 2006, "Tony Linnane & Noel Hill" (appears as "Tom Billy's Jig").

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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