The Strawberry Blossom reel

Also known as Boys Of Baile Nahinse, Boys Of Ballinahinch, Mullen’s Fancy, Unknown Hornpipe.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Strawberry Blossom has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Strawberry Blossom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fddf edBc|d2efg2ag|fddf edBc|dBAF E2D2:|
faab afdf|afdf g2g2|faab afdf|gfed B2A2|
faab afdf|afdf g2g2|faa2 faa2|gfed B2A2||
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X: 2
T: The Strawberry Blossom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|ag|:fddf edBg|fddf ~g2 ag|fddf edBc|dBAF E2Dg:|
faaf dcde|faaf ~g3 e|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|faaf dcde|faaf g2fg|bgaf gfed|(3.B.cd df ~g2 ag||
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X: 3
T: The Strawberry Blossom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|ag|:fAdf edBg|fAdf g2 ag|fAdf edBc|dBAF EFDg|
fAdf edBg|fAdf g2 ag|fAdf edBc|dBAF EFDg||
|: faaf dcde|faaf g3e|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|
faaf dcde|faaf g2fg|bgaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g2 ag||
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Nine comments

Strawberry Blossom

This reel was well received at recent sessions. Our Bones/Bodhran player referred to the presentation as "Celtic funk," while our Flute player, a man of few words, freely declared, "That’s a good reel."
Last week we ran this one into Pigtown fling with favorable results. Yes, we planned ahead.

Thanks, again, to Jeremy, Glauber and Will for pointing me to the Concertina.com ABC converter.
You guys saved me a deal of time with this submission.

This one sounds very like the Boys of Ballinahinch

I like the rhythm of this one - it reminds me a bit of "The Little Bag Of Spuds" in G.

Mick O’Brien recorded a great version of this on his 1996 CD "May Morning Dew". If you don’t have it, get it, it is a beautiful CD.

O’brien/O’Rallaigh version?

I knwo this is called Mullin’s Fancy but to me it doesn’t sound liek the version on Kitty Lie Over (awesome). Does anybody have/know where is sheet music for the Kitty Lie Over version?

you’re looking for Boys of Ballanahinch - someone posted the Kitty Lie Over version at the end of the comments (when you asked for it back in April)

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1348

Mick O’Brien’s Version

Here is my take of Mick O’Brien’s version from his May Morning Dew album, which influenced the Mulchahey Family’s version, I think. It is slightly different, but pretty close to what Dicky Deegan plays under the name "Unknown Hornpipe" on his excellent An Phib recording.

X: 1
T: Strawberry Blossom, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|ag|:fddf edBg|fddf ~g2 ag|fddf edBc|dBAF E2Dg:|
faaf dcde|faaf ~g3 e|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|faaf dcde|faaf g2fg|bgaf gfed|(3.B.cd df ~g2 ag||

A version I heard by piper Sean McCarthy.

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