O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 26

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 26
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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24(I29AIR and SONGS25The Battle of AughriiiiWalkers Historical Memoirs of the Irihs Bards, Lo do & 1786Mod erato ___ ___ ___ , .- . . .# 1rJo JJJ .rT #7i& ITo the musical antiquary war cries,and battle pieces, maybe not without interest. To the modern ear they possess butlittle attraction; yet when Martin OReilly the blind piper from Gaiway at the Dublin Feis in 1901 played a descriptiveselection entitledThe Battle of Aughrini (1691) in which the blare of trumpets, battle onslaught, and wailingof thewomen were imitated, his performance was rapturously applauded.AIRS a4d SONGSGo My Darling BoyHudson Mss 1841I Fouxid MyA ida ge Mode ,.a toIILove in the MorningRice-Walsh Mss.The Conri Cj Mother Slumber Songfoderato cantabile Francis E.Wajsji San FranciscoThe Lamentation of Aughrimof Irish Airs, Dithlin 1821rNot the least charming of the many airs and dance tune , for Which we are indebted to our liberal SanFrancisco contributor Francis E. Walsh is the fine Slumber Song above printed. Ij isan old strain f Whichvariants under divers names gained wide circulation. Who hasnt heard the one time Popular ballad aboutuMLof Nell from the Cove of Corkand her flConStncyUMaz.y of Blackwater Side one of the numbers in Joyces OldIrish Polk N1 8ic and Son a .Dubl,n 1909 betrays a similar origin.At the battle of Aughrim July 12th 1691, fought nea r Balliflasice, County Gaiway, General St. Ruth in commandof the Irish forces, and 7,000 of his troops were killed.
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