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MAID IN A BOX. AKA and see "O'Driscoll's Favourite." Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel was popularized by Shetland fiddler Aly Bain, and as a result the provenance is sometimes given as a Scottish or Sheland tune. However, Bain obtained the tune from the playing of Belfast fiddler Sean McGuire (1927–2005).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bain (50 Fiddle Solos), 1989; p. 5. McNulty (Dance Music of Ireland), 1965; p. 12 (as "O'Driscoll's Favourite").

Recorded sources: Whirlie Records, Aly Bain – "First Album" (1993. Bain says he first heard the tune from Irish fiddler Sean McGuire). Thule SNI 209 (EP record), Aly Bain (with Ronny Coooper on piano) – "Reflections from Shetland" (19??). Voyager CD 370 Frank Ferrel – "Classic Down East Fiddle Music".




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