Biddy from Muckross

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 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    IRELAND(Ulster)
 Structure    AB
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 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Biography:Mike & Mary Rafferty
 Title of recording    Road to Ballinakill (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Larraga Records, MMR112000
 Year recorded    2001
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<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Biddy from Muckcross C:from Robbie Hannan O:Donegal R:reel B:J. Schiefner "Queen of Diamonds) p. 21 Z:id:js_638 M:4/4 K:D BGB|ADDE FAAc|d2fd BGBd|ADDE FAed|BdAG FDDB| ADDE FAAc|dgfd BGBd|ADDE FAed|BdAG FDDf|| a{b}afd Adfg|ad (3.g.f.d cdef|a{b}afa gfed|BdAG FDDf| a{b}afd Adfg|adfd cdef|gbaf gece|dBAG FDDF|]


BIDDY FROM MUCKCROSS. Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is associated with the Kilcar region of County Donegal, explains piper Brian McNamara, who says 'Biddy' was a lilter from the headland of Muckross, near Kilcar. She lilted at dances when there were no fiddles available [see also Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, Between the Jigs and the Reels].

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara - "Fort of the Jewels" (2004). Larraga Records, MMR112000, Mike & Mary Rafferty - "The Road to Ballinakill" (2001).