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Bird in the Bush (The)

“The Bird In The Bush” is a very common reel in sessions all over the world. It was one of the first reel I ever learned and I got it from Hugh Healy & Colm Healy’s album “Macalla Na hOige”. Actually, this album is really great for tunes to learn on top of being great music!

X:1
T:Bird In The Bush, The
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:G
|:d2de d~B3|dBAB G2AG|E~A3 BGGA|BGBd g2ge|
d2de d~B3|dBAB G2GE|DEGA B2eB|dBAc BGG2:||
|:(3Bcd ef g2fg|afdf gfed|(3Bcd ef gfgb|agab ~g3a|
b~g3 agef|g2ge d~B3|DEGA B2eB|dBAc BGG2:||

2 thoughts on “Bird in the Bush (The)”

  1. Joffre Mercier

    Thanks for posting this reel, Charles. I learned it on the whistle several years ago and struggled while trying to adapt it to the concertina. Your playing made it much easier for me. You captured the feel of the piece beautifully, which always sounds to me like a small bird singing. Well done!

    1. You’re very welcome Joffre, thank you so much for leaving a comment and the kind words, I’m glad it helped!
      Best regards from Doolin! Charles

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