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X:1 T:The Red Bee C:Joe Liddy S:Mary Crowley R:reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Bm de|f2 BA BAFA|d2 cA BF (3GFE|FB (3cBA Bcde|fded cAde| fB (3BBB cBAF|EFAB cBce|fafe cBAF|EFAc B2:| |:cA|B2 cB fBcB|afge fecA|B2 cB fBcB|AFEF ABcA| B2 cB fBcB|afge fece|fafe cBAF|EFAc B2:| |:Bc|d2 fd adbf|afef edBc|defd edfe|dBAF E2 FA| d2 fd adbf|afef edBA|fB (3cBA FEFA|BdcA B2:|]

RED BEE, THE. Irish, Reel (whole time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Composed by Dublin-based, County Leitrim multi-instrumentalist (accordion & fiddle) Joe Liddy (1906-1992), born in Killargue. Liddy was a member of An Garda Siochána and of the Garda Céilí Band, and also played with the Belhavel Trio[1] and the Kincora Ceili Band. The tune was popularized by the playing of Kathleen Nesbitt and Maebh Ní Lochlainn, whose father Peadar Ó Lochlainn was instrumental in the publication of Liddy's tunes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Liddy (The Leitrim Fiddler), 1981.

Recorded sources : - Danu TM 002, Danú - "Danú" (1997). Green Linnet GLCD 1213, Lúnasa - "The Merry Sisters of Fate " (2001).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played in 1992 by fiddler Thomas Morrow at the Comhaltas Archive [1]

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  1. The Belhavel Trio were brothers Joe and Tommy Liddy and Westmeath piper Ned Gorman, who broadcast on Radio Éireann in the 1930's and 40's.