Kiss The Bride reel

Also known as The Early Rose, The Strawberry Banks.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Kiss The Bride appears in 3 other tune collections.

Kiss The Bride has been added to 2 tune sets.

Kiss The Bride has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Kiss The Bride
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|:GBAG FGAc|BGBd g2 (dg)|ecAG FGAc|1 BGAF GFED:|2 BGAF G2 d2||
g2 fg a2 ga|bagf g2 (dg)|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED|
g2 fg a2 ga|bagf g2 (dg)|ecAG FGAc|BGAF G2 D2||
X: 2
T: Kiss The Bride
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|G2 BG FGAc|Bdef g2 dg|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED|
DGBG FGAc|Bdef g2 dg|ecAG FGAc|BGAF G2 Bd||
g2 gg a2 aa|bgaf g2 dg|egfa g2 dg|ecAF GFED|
gbag fagf|egfa g2 dg|egfa g2 ga|bgaf gedB||

Four comments

Kiss The Bride

This tune, which also goes by the name “The Early Rose”, is from O’Neill’s 1001 (#720). According to “Seamus Connolly (2002) notes that he heard this reel played fairly often on Radio Telefís Éireann in the 1960’s, though adds that it is not played much in recent times”.

Kiss The Bride, X:2

This setting is from, under the name of “The Early Rose”. The comment from there is “Source for notated version: the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, notated by his student [O’Neill].”

Kiss The Bride, X:2 / The Strawberry Banks

A version – almost identical as X:2 – appears in P.W. Joyce’s Old Irish Music and Songs (1909), vol. 1, p. 113-114, No. 234, as The Strawberry Banks.
The main difference is an additional “final” bar which is bgaf g2 g2|]
Joyce wrote that he copied it from two very old well-written manuscripts lent to him in 1873 by Mr J. O’Sullivan, of Bruff, Co. Limerick.

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Re: Kiss The Bride

In “ The Flax In Bloom: Traditional songs, airs & dance music in Ulster ~ CD: 2 of 3 “, Sean McGuire and consorts play each part twice