The Flowers Of Spring hornpipe

Also known as Big Dan O’Mahony’s.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Flowers Of Spring appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Flowers Of Spring has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Flowers Of Spring has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Flowers Of Spring
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|(3ABA FA DFA,E|(3DED FA dfab|afdf gfec|dcBA GFEd|
AdFA DFA,E|(3DED FA dfab|afdA CEAG|F2D2D2:|
|:F>G|Ad (3dcd fd (3dcd|baga fd (3dcd|(3Acd F>A dAFA|GFED CEA,2|
a>d~d2 fd~d2|baga fd (3dcd|(3Acd FD CEAG|F2D2D2:|
X: 2
T: The Flowers Of Spring
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|A2 FA DFA,2|(3DED FA dfab|af (3def gfec|dcBA GBEB|
(3ABA (3FAF (3DFD A,2|(3DED FA dfab|afdA CEAG|F2D2D2:|
|:(3EFG|Ad ~d2 fd ~d2|ba^ga fdcB|(3ABA FA dFFA|(3GFE (3FED CEA,2|
Ad~d2 fd~d2|ba^ga fdcB|(3ABA (3FED CEAG|F2D2D2:|

Four comments

The Flowers of Spring

This is a beautiful hornpipe that doesn’t get played as much as it should. Not the easiest tune but far from tricky as well, this is one of those tunes that feels “good” to play lots of juicy parts & nice cadences throughout.

James Morrison

James Morrison recorded this one, which he played as if he got it straight from O’Neill’s collection.

I learned it last week without title. Slightly different from the Session tunes version- more arpegiation and triplets.

Rev’s tune finder gave me an 83% hit on “Big Dan O’Mahoney’s”. I learned it from Danny O’Mahoney at the Catskill’s Irish Arts week.

It has a haunting tune- and a very nice cadence even for someone who is timing challenged like me.

The Flowers Of Spring, X:2

This is Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney’s setting on “Irish Music From The Hudson Valley”. Very well-balanced in terms of melody, and I find the use of the g sharp in the second part to be self-evident.