Annotation:Strawberry Banks (The)

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X:1 T:Straw Berry Banks, The M:C L:1/8 B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 4 (mid-19th century, p. 53) F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 BG FGAc|BGBd g3d|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED| G2 BG FGAc|BGBd gfgd|ecAG FGAc|BGAF G2G2:| |:dg g2 fa a2|bgaf gfge|dcBd gfge|dBAG FA A2| dg g2 fa a2|bgaf gfge|dcBd gfga|bgaf gedB!D.C.!||

X:1 T:Strawberry Banks, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 AG FGAc|BGBd gfgd|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED| G2 AG FGAc|BGBd gfgd|ecAG FGAc|BGAF G2G2|| dg g2 ag g2|bgaf gfgd|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED| dg g2 ag g2|bgaf gfef|dB(3d/e/f/ gfga|bgaf gedB||

STRAWBERRY BANKS, THE. AKA - "Straw Berry Banks." AKA and see "Blackberry Blossom (6)," “Early Rose (The),” “Kiss the Bride.” Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Strawberry Banks" is reel with a history of having had a fluid title. The tune was entered twice as "Straw Berry Banks" into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection (vol. 1, p. 37 and vol. 4, p. 53) of County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist), a version of which was later printed by P.W. Joyce (1909) with the same title. The reel was also entered into the latter-19th century Rice-Walsh manuscript from County Kerry fiddle teacher biography:Jeremiah Breen, although under the title "Early Rose (The)," and County Leitrim fiddler biography:Stephen Grier penned it into Book 2 of his large c. 1883 music manuscript collection as "Blackberry Blossom (6)."

Compare with the "Betsy Baker (1)"/"Push about the Jorum (1)" family of tunes.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "Copied from (a) very old well written manuscripts lent to me in 1873 by Mr. J. O'Sullivan, of Bruff, Co. Limerick" [Joyce].

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 234, pp. 113-114. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 2), 2013; No. 969.

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