Thrush in the Bush (The)

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THRUSH IN THE BUSH, THE (An Smólach sa Sceach). Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Breathnach, McGuire & Keegan, Miller): AABB’ (Keegan): AA’BB’ (Connolly & Martin). Composed by pianist and fiddler Josephine Keegan (b. 1935) of Mullaghbawn, south County Armagh. Jackie Small, in his notes to Ceol Rince na hÉirreann V (1999), says the tune is “very popular with musicians” and has been recorded several times.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 13. Connolly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 110-111. Keegan (The Keegan Tunes), 2002; p. 52. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 7, p. 2. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 108, p. 73. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1987; No. 73.

Recorded sources : - Ceol Camloch CD, Josephine Keegan – “The Keegan’s Tunes” (2002). Outlet SOLP 1033, Josephine Keegan – “Irish Traditional Music.” Outlet COX 1042, Kevin Loughlin, John Gordon & Maireád McCann – “Irish Traditional Music from Belleek.” Torc Music TOLCD 1, The Kilfenora Ceili Band – “Set on Stone” (1997). Private cassette, Vincent Griffin, Gerry Hanley, Jerry Mulvihil, Seán Heaney - “Roudledum.” Kinon Beaton - "A Sprig of Ivy" (1989).

See also listing at :
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