Annotation:Shores of Ballybunion (The)

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SHORES OF BALLYBUNION, THE (Cladaí Bhaile an Bhuinneánaigh). AKA and see "Sun Shines O'er the Glenties (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Frank Lee’s Tara Ceilidh Band recorded this melody on a 78 RPM recording for Columbia in the 1930’s. The band was based in London, and leader Frank Lee was a piano player. Ballybunion is in County Kerry, at the mouth of the River Shannon.

Conor Ward finds the tune in mid-20th century Canadian fiddler King Ganam's repertory under the title "Sun Shines O'er the Glenties (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V), 1999; No. 128, p. 65.

Recorded sources : - Regal Zonophone MR 1608 (78 RPM), Frank Lee's Tara Ceilidh Band (1935. Title is "Irish Reels" on label, consisting of "Shores of Ballybunion," "Pigeon on the Gate," and "Connemara Stockings."

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