Biddy From Muckross reel

Also known as Biddy Of Muckross, The Man From Dublin.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Biddy From Muckross has been added to 3 tune sets.

Biddy From Muckross has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Biddy From Muckross
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 (3FED FABc|d2 fd BcdB|AD (3FED FABc|dBAF DdcB|
AD (3FED FABc|d2 fd BcdB|AD (3FED FABc|dBAF D2 fg||
a2 fd Adfd|adfd cdef|(3aba fd gfec|dBAG FD (3DDD|
a2 fd Adfd|adfd cdef|gbag faec|dBAF Ddcd||
# Added by errik .

Four comments

Learned this off of Altan’s "Blackwater" album. Nice tune

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Biddy from Muckross (aka. The Man from Dublin)

The sleeve notes of Mike & Mary Rafferty’s "The Road from Ballinakill" inform that the alternative title of this reel "The Man from Dublin" refers to Kevin O’Reilly, or Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. When Kevin visited Mike and played this tune for him, Mike insisted on calling it "The Man from Dublin," in honor of Kevin. He is surely a great fiddler, still in his 20’s.

Apparently Biddy was an old woman from Donegal, and this is a tune she lilted fairly often. This was in the sleeve of ‘The Brass Fiddle’ cd.

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