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X:1 T:May Day [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 919 N:Appears as untitled hornpipe in Stanford/Petrie Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D2|GABG ABcA|defd dcBA|BcBG ABAG|FGAB cAGF| GABG ABcA|defd dcBA|B2d2 (cA)GF|(DG)G>A G2|| (3def|g2 eg f2 ed|g2 eg f2 ed|defg abag|(f2d)d (d>e)dc| B2 BG (AF)Dc|(Bd)BG (AB)cA|defd cAGF|(DG)G>A G2||



MAY DAY [2] (Bealltaine). AKA and see "Bealltaine," "Broadway (The)," "Dinny O'Brien's Hornpipe," "Mullingar Races (2)," "Phil Durkin's Favorite," "Shaskeen (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Dublin uilleann piper William Andrews recorded the hornpipe under the "May Day" title in London in 1928. In addition to the uilleann pipes, Andrews played the Irish Warpipes (Greatpipes).

William Andrews, who recorded the tune in 1928.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From Mr. P. Joyce, Learnt from his father" (presumably when P.W. Joyce was a boy, in Limerick 1840's) [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources : - Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 32. Petrie-Stanford (Complete Collection), 1903-06; No. 919 (appears as untitled hornpipe).

Recorded sources : - Parlophone E3576 (78 RPM), William Andrews (1928). Topic Records 12T262, William Andrews - "Classics Of Irish Piping Volume 2" (1976).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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