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MERRY DAYS OF EASTER [1], THE (Laete Soilbir na Casga). AKA - "Merry Time of Easter (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon biography:James Goodman under the title “Merry Time of Easter (The).” See also the related "Mick McKeigue's."

John McFadden

Source for notated version: "McFadden" [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler Biography:John McFadden was an inventive musician who did not read music notation, but who was famous for his ability to improvise variations on the spot.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 94. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1193. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 470, p. 91.

Recorded sources:

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

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