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The Wise Maid (D)

The reel known as “The Wise Maid”¬†seems to date only from the 1970s, but is now in the top twenty most widely-known Irish reels in the world. The well-known¬†whistle player Larry McCullough, in his The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor (1987), attributes the tune to the Ardara, Co. Donegal, fiddler John Doherty (1900-1980), as does accordionist […]