O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 99

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 99
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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r170 REELSThe Rose in Full Bloom328Farewell to ConriachtH. Hudson Ms . 1840-41From Sullivan a famous piper330171rnpipes ce.The ScholarA Variant with three parts)John Kelly, SanFran cisci,Ft rn rrrrzrr_..-_ _..-_I I:1 1 :J !iLr rLr J LLLr [ rrrr rrrfErrfj jP :II3 , -: - -rrrrffrr Cft r rtJ PrfrE j r r fr r r1Long before I had any idea of publishing a work of this character, the fame of John Kelly, andJoseph P. Tamony, as phenomenal fiddlers, had reached Chicago. The measured scor.e of their tunes,ior which J am indebted to our mutual friend Francis E.Walsh of San Francisco, is incapable of doingJustice to the spirit and excellence of their execution, for all gifted Irish muscians instinctively embellishtheir performance with peculiar trills, turns and graces, more easily recognized than described.The Scholar was first printed in Levey8 Dance 7tft *ic of Ireland vol I London 1858; and not sincethen until the publication of the ONeill Collections in recent years. The tune seems to have been a favoritewith the fiddlers and pipers of Longford, Leitrim, and Roscommon, as early as the second quarter of the 19 c en-tury; and by the way, our talented contributor Mr Kelly hails from the latter county.329John Ke1ly. San Francisco-.----.
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