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FRED/FREDDY FINN'S [1] (Ríl Fhrederic Uí Fhinn). AKA and see "Berkshire Heights," "Molly What Ails You?" "You're Right My Love." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Sligo. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Miller, Mulvihill, Taylor): AABB' (Breathnach): AA'BB' (Flaherty). Fred Finn (1919-1986) was a renowned fiddler from the Killavil, County Sligo, region, called Coleman Country because it was also the birthplace of famous fiddler Michael Coleman. Finn was a member of the Glenview Céilí Band with fiddlers Peter Horan, Willie Coleman, Dick Brennan, among others. Both Brendan Breathnach and Bernard Flaherty (Trip to Sligo) maintain in their respective publications that the original name for this tune was "Berkshire Heights." Sean Ryan recorded a version of the tune in 1969.

Sources for notated versions: fiddler Fred Finn {1919-1986} (Kiltycreen, Kilavil, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty]; fiddler and flute player Peter Horan & fiddler Freddy Finn (Ireland) [Breathnach]; Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann in the 1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 199, p. 88. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1976, vol. 3, No. 30. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 77. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 160, p. 102. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 84, p. 22. Taylor (Crossroads), 1992; No. 14, p. 12. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 10. Treoir, iv, 6.

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 167, Peter Horan & Gerry Harrington - "The Merry Love to Play" (2007). Coleman Center CD CC004, Jimmy Murphy, James Murray & Kevin Brehony - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Mulligan Records, Freddy Finn & Peter Horan. Shaskeen - "The Mouse Behind the Dresser." "Music at Matt Molloy's." Chieftains - "Water from the Well."

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




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