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X:1 T:Fred Finn's [1] T:Berkshire Heights, The R:reel D:Music at Matt Molloy's D:Paul Brady & Andy Irvine Z:id:hn-reel-469 Z:transcribed by henrik.norbeck@mailbox.swipnet.se M:C| L:1/8 K:D ~A3F ABde|fdec d2cA|BE~E2 ~G3B|AF~F2 EFDF| ~A3F ABde|fdec d2cA|BGGB ABde|1 f2eg fddB:|2 f2eg fdde|| |:fdad bdaf|dfaf fede|fbba b2ba|fbaf feeg| fdad bdaf|dfaf fedB|~A3F ABde|1 f2eg fdde:|2 f2eg fddB|| P:"variations" |:A2FA ABde|fdec dBcA|BE~E2 BEGB|AF~F2 DEFG| A2FA ABde|fdec dBcA|BEGB ABde|1 faeg fddB:|2 f2eg fdde|| |:fdad bdaf|dfaf fede|fbba b2ba|fbba fe~e2| fdad bdaf|dfaf fedB|AF~F2 ABde|1 faeg fdde:|2 faeg fddB||



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 (cut time). 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.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - 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 (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. III), 1985; No. 199, p. 88. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 3), 1976; 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. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 3), 2007; p. 7. 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 listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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