Whin Blossom (The)

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WHIN BLOSSOM, THE (Blat na aitin). Irish, Air (6/8 time, "graceful"). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.

Source for notated version: "O’Reilly" [O’Neill]. Phillip J. O'Reilly was not mentioned in O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913), nor was he present in the famous c. 1903 photograph of the Chicago Irish Music Club. However a member of the club was fiddler Philip J. O'Reilly, a native of County Cavan and a "good player [who] had many old manuscripts" [1906 letter from O'Neill to Alfred Percival Graves published in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 515, p. 90.

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