Rainy Day (1) (The)

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RAINY DAY [1], THE (An Lá Báistí or La Baisteac). Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Similar to “Lovely Anne (2)" in the first strain. Also similar to "Reel des habitants" and "Sligo Maid".


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - noted from the playing of uilleann piper Séamus Ennis (Dublin), who learned them from his father, a piper taught by Nicholas Markey who in turn had been taught by the renowned Billy Taylor of Drogheda and later Philadelphia [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach, Ceol: A Journal of Irish Music, vol. 5, no. 2, 1982; p. 51a. Breathnach (The Man and His Music), 1997; No. 1, p. 71. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 473, p. 91.

Recorded sources : - Seamus Tansey – “Jigs, Reels and Airs.”




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