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HONEYSUCKLE [2], THE (Lus-na-Mealla). Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in London in 1931 in London by the Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players from County Galway. See also the related "Splendid Hornpipe" and "Stack's Hornpipe" (in the first strain). Gloucestershire fiddler Stephen Baldwin's "Coleford Jig (The)" bears some resemblance. The melody has been recorded by a few Cape Breton fiddlers.

Source for notated version: "Carey" [O'Neill]. Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 35, p. 13. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 145, p. 73. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 186. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1654, p. 07. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1986; No. 874, p. 151. Treoir, vol. 35, No. 1, 2003; p. 30. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 15.

Recorded sources: Rounder RO 7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996).

See also listings at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear the Ballinakill Céilí Band's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [4]
thesession.org [5]

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