Holly Bush (2)
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HOLLY BUSH . AKA - "Holy Bush." AKA and see "Dwyer's Reel (1)," "Finbarr Dwyer's." Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by County Cork accordion player Finbarr Dwyer.
Source for notated version: fiddler Peter Turbit [Feldman & O'Doherty].
Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), vol. 2, 13. Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 236.
Recorded sources: Boys of the Lough - "Farewell and Remember Me" (appears as "The Holy Bush"). Green Linnet Records SIF 1058, Matt Molloy & Sean Keane - "Contentment is Wealth" (1985). Outlet OLP1011, Finbar Dwyer. Rounder RO 7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996. Learned from Dave MacIsaac, who had it from Cheticamp, Cape Breton, fiddler Arthur Muise. The reel was introduced to Cape Breton fiddlers by Donegal fiddler P.V. O'Donnell who taught it to Brenda Stubbert).