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Sunny Hills of Beara (The)

I learned The Sunny Hills of Beara in 2020, it is a wonderful jig composed by the late John Dwyer. I learned it from the playing of Tony O’Connell (concertina) and Brid Harper (fiddle), who recorded it on Tony’s solo album ‘Live And Well, which is one of my favourite albums these past few years. I heard this tune quite a lot this past year so it seems to be quite popular.

I recorded this tune on Tunes From Doolin’s YouTube Channel, you can watch the video below.

X:1
T:Sunny Hills of Beara (The)
C:John Dwyer
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Gdor
|:DCD FDF|GFG G2F|GAc dcA|GAG GFD|
F2G FDC|FGA cAF|GAc dcA|1 GAG G2F:|2 GAG GAc||
|:d2g gfd|fga fdc|dcd fga|gag g2a|
gfd f2g|dcA c2d|AGF AcA|1 GAG GAc:|2 GAG G2F||

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