Queen of May (1) (The)
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QUEEN OF MAY , THE (“Bean-Riog/Bainriogan na M-Bealteine” or “Banríon Bhealtaine”). AKA - " Queen of the May." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was also recorded by the legendary County Clare piper Leo Rowsome.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 204. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1728, p. 321. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 909, p. 156.
Recorded sources: Green Linnett GLCD 1087, Seamus Connolly - "Notes From My Mind" (1988. Connolly says he never heard it played by any other musician other than Rowsome). Topic 12TS338, Vincent Griffin - "Traditional Fiddle Music from County Clare" (1977).