Yew Tree (2) (The)

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YEW TREE [2], THE. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Mullaghbawn, South Armagh, fiddler and piano player Josephine Keegan (b. 1935). The tune is named for the town of Newry, near where she once lived, derived from the Gaelic name of the place, Iubhair Cinn Tragha, or ‘The Yew Tree at the head of the strand.’

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Keegan (The Keegan Tunes), 2002; p. 20.

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