This tune, which also goes by the name "The Early Rose", is from O’Neill’s 1001 (#720). According to tunearch.org: "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".
This setting is from tunearch.org, 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.
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
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