May Day hornpipe

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

May Day has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: May Day
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABG ABcA|defd dcBA|B2 d2 cAGF|DGGA G2:|
|:(3def|g2 eg f2 ed|g2 eg f2 ed|defg abag|f2 dd dedc|
B2 BG AF D2|BdBG ABcA|defd cAGF|DGGA G2:|

Five comments

Ancient Music of Ireland

Another tune from the Joyce collection, collected from his father, also from the miners at the head of Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.

I should have included the date 1853.

This is in fact identical to the reel "The Mullingar Races".
Obviously started life as a hornpipe datewise. I wonder, about when, it came to be played as a reel?

Not the Mullingar Races I know…

DEFD EA,A,|DEFA Bcde| etc.