Wendel's Wedding (Air)

This air was featured on the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann 1999 "Echos of Erin"tour. I asked a couple of the musicians what the title was, but they didn'tknow. It was arranged by harper Michael Rooney. We have it from the playingof tour participants Sandra Deegan (flute) and Freda Hatton (harp). We misidentified it as an alternate air for the great sean nos tune Bean Dubh AnGhleanna until Dennis Herbert heard it on an Internet Radio stream performed bypiper Gerry O'Sullivan. It turned out to be a composition of Tony Cuffe, thegreat guitarist and harper from Scotland, which he wrote for a relative'swedding. McDermott's Handy

Note: While this sheet music is provided for reference and convenience, I would take it as a personal favour if you would find a local musician to teach it to you or a local session where you could hear it played. This will enable you to learn the phrasing and ornamentation for your instrument which generally is not notated here. The best way to learn Irish traditional music is by ear, by listening to and/or learning from a musician experienced in the genre. At the very least, you will want to memorize the tune so that this page would be superfluous. This version is a version that I played at the time I created this page; it may not be the same as the version I currently play, and it may not be the same as the version with which you are familiar. Go raibh maith agat; Thanks!

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