Morning Thrush (The)

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MORNING THRUSH, THE (Fuiseog na maidine). AKA - "The Thrush in the Morning." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BBCC'. Composed by James Ennis (1885-1965), father of famed piper Séamus Ennis, in 1913. According to Séamus his father's inspiration was a thrush that sang outside his bedroom window each morning. It won first prize for James in the 1913 Feis Ceoil competition in Dublin for newly composed tunes.

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Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records, Brain McNamara - "A Piper's Dream." RTÉ RTECD 199, Séamus Ennis - "The Return from Fingal" (1997. An archived recording from 1980).

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




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