Magpie's Nest (The)
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MAGPIE'S NEST, THE (Nead an pigead). Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Roche): AA'B (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AABB (Moylan): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). The reel is melodically similar to "Speed the Plough (2)"/"Tom Billy's Reel (3)", and could be considered a variant.
Sources for notated versions: "Carey" [O'Neill]; accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].
Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 258, p. 148. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 126. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1365, p. 254. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 618, p. 112. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 176, p. 68.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info