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Tune ID#2239 (May Morning Dew)

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Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
May Morning Dew, The / May Morning Dew (also as air)
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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19912.4#1
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast. (low whistle).
~199210#1
[Scglen 3] Scartaglen. Last Night's Fun. Irish Music in America. Kirk Lynch (pipes, whistle, etc.), Connie Dover (vocals, keyboards), Roger Landes (bouzouki etc.), Michael Dugger (fiddle etc.).
~199315#1
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Davy Spillane (F whistle).
~19932#1
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Davy Spillane (F whistle).
~19966#1
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19969#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
~19981.4#1
~19989#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Kathleen Glynn (vocals).
200011#1
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: Kevin (vocals).
~20004#1
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
~200717#1
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion, vocals).
~201111#1
[BBWS] Chad McAnally and Shawn McBurnie. Blackbird from the Willow Sings. Chad McAnally (harp, whistle), Shawn McBurnie (vocals, bodhrán, shruti box).
~20137#1
[ECoyKD] Éamonn Coyne and Kris Drever. Storymap. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (guitar, vocals, mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
An Páistín Fionn
Scglen 3
Gorman's
MOB
Maialuna's Jig
BBWS

Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #302 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1991