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Aine's Tune

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Size: 5,086kb, uploaded 10/12/2018 7:49:40 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Áine's Tune

My cousin?s granddaughter has Down?s Syndrome and a couple of years ago was diagnosed with Leukemia, which is not uncommon for such children. After a grueling treatment regimen she went into remission status and when asked what she wished to do to celebrate, she wanted to have a big family party to mark the occasion along with her fourth birthday. I went to the party and promised her mom and dad that I?d compose a tune in her honor, and this is what I came up with.



4 comments on “Aine's Tune”

Chadbanjo Says:
Monday, October 15, 2018 @7:05:31 AM

Great tune Rick and a nice story behind it. Had that old time flow to it. The guitar backup was a nice touch.

rickhayes Says:
Monday, October 15, 2018 @8:23:44 AM

Thanks for the nice comments Chad.

stratovarious520 Says:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @5:21:30 PM

Wow. This hits close to home. My first born had Down’s. We lost him at age 7 in ‘96. But that makes the tune that more special to me. I may work something around this and call it Aaron’s Tune...with your blessing, of course.

rickhayes Says:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @7:24:29 PM

So sorry to hear that Greg. Go for it for Aaron. My blessings to you and him and your family.

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