Rose in the Heather (The)

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ROSE IN THE HEATHER (An Rós sa bhFraoch). AKA and see "Corofin (The)," “Rós sa bhfraoch (An),” "Rose among the Heather (2) (The). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Breathnach, Cranitch, DeMarco & Krassen, Mallinson, Miller & Perron, Taylor): AABB’(Mulvihill): AA’BB’ (Harker/Rafferty, Moylan, O’Malley, Tubridy). A popular session jig, particularly in the 20th century. It was first recorded under this title in New York in 1929 by melodeon player Peter J. Conlon and fiddler James Morrison (who paired the tune with "Old Man Dillon").

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - recorded by Breandan Breathnach in November, 1970 from the playing of accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra) [Moylan]; fiddler Tommy Potts [Breathnach]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I); No. 37. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 58. DeMarco & Krassen (A Trip to Sligo), 1978; pp. 29, 43, & 57. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 202, p. 62. Jordan (Whistle and Sing), 1975; 26. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 43, p. 19. Miller & Perron (Irish Trad. Fiddle Music vol. 2), 1977; No. 2. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 34. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 11, pp. 7-8. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 98, p. 85. Jerry O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music), 1952; p. 141. O’Brien (Jerry O’Brien’s Accordion Instructor), 1949; No, 48. O’Malley (Luke O’Malley’s Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 76, p. 38. Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1989; No. 43. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 174. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 52, p. 39. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 33.

Recorded sources: - Columbia Co. 33318-F (78 RPM), P.J. Conlon & James Morrison (1929). Hemisphere 7243 8 31216 25, Stockton’s Wing - “Celtic Graces” (1994). Outlet SOLP 1010, Na Filí - "Farewell to Connacht" (1971). Has also been recorded by Sligo/New York fiddler James Morrison. Shaskeen - "My Love is in America.” Talcon Records KG240, Paddy Cronin – “The House in the Glen” (197?). Tara Music, Stockton’s Wing - “The Crooked Rose” (1992).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [3]
Hear Morrison & Conlon's 1929 recording at ITMA [4], the Comhaltas Archive [5]
Hear a 1955 recording by fiddler Vincent Harrison (1929-2009), flutist Martin Feeney and piper Andy Conroy at the Internet Archive [6] [7] (following "Lark in the Morning (1)"
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