The Bearded Fiddler jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Bearded Fiddler appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Bearded Fiddler has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Bearded Fiddler has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Bearded Fiddler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAd fAF|GBd gag|fed edc|d3 d2:|
|:f/g/|afd Adf|gec Afg|afd AGF|G3 GAG|
FAd fAF|GBd gag|fed edc|d3 d2:|

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The Bearded Fiddler

This is an Ed Reavy tune that I thought might be suited to the visions of bearded leprechauns dressed in green that are common this time of year. From ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’:

BEARDED FIDDLER, THE. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Ed’s son Joe explains the title refers to a tramp fiddler named Farley who sold wares throughout Monaghan and Cavan on fair days, with the help of his daughter. “One day Farley played so beautifully that the daughter threw her arms around him in a burst of spontaneous joy. Ed never forgot…” Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 84, pg. 92.