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Boys of Ballinahinch (The)

I learned The Boys of Ballinahinch (also known as “The Strawberry Blossom”) from the Hugh Healy and Blackie O’Connell’s duet album “We Were Drinking And Kissing The Ladies“. It has also been recorded by Liam O’Brien on his solo album “The Lane” and more recently by my great friend Caroline Keane, on her beautiful solo concertina album “Shine“.

I enjoy playing this tune with my friend Adrian McMahon in particular, we actually recorded it on a video we made for the Micilín Conlon Memorial Weekend in 2020, watch it below!

X:1
T:Boys Of Ballinahinch (The)
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
f2df edBA|Bdef g2ag|f2df edBc|dBAG FDDe|
ffdf edBA|(3Bcd ef ggag|f2df edBc|dBAG FDDe||
faaf d2de|faaf g2ag|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|
faaf d2de|fgaf g2ga|b2af gfed|(3Bcd ef g2ag||

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