Mrs. Bermingham 2nd Air

The lady of this poem may be presumed to be a member of the Athenry family, but in the absence of the lady's Christian name and other particulars it has not been possible to identify her. Bunting printed this tune as two separate pieces, the first with the title Madam Birmingham and the latter as Planxty Birmingham, the latter being a jig. But it is clear from the manuscript that they form one piece.

                Andante


Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Donal O'Sullivan 1983 Celtic Music edition, vol. 1 pg 166.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack, IrishPage.com 2004
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