O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 30

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 30


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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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32AIRS and SONGS4733AIRS nd SONGSMy Only Joe and Deary 0.faestoso. W1lso )s COmpc47 io1 to the Rail Room, Lo%don,1816.:,l 1 _i hJ Tn II i J J fl J . Th T i JTr irI...4. IClassed as a Scotch tune among the figure dances in V flsons Companion to the Ball Room My Only Joe and Deary Ois not listed in the Analytical Table of The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, Strathspeys,Reel8,arnd fzg , Edinburgh,1891. It is quite distinct however from My Am Kind Deane first printed in the 12th Number of Robert Bremners C cl -lection of Scots Reels or Country .Dancs issued at Edinburgh in 1761. An elaborate arrangement of the latter, with 12bars in each part appears in MgGonns Reponitory of Scots and Iri 1i Airs, Strathpeys, Reels etc; published at Glasgow, a -bout 1803.Whiteside Mss.48My Charmer from ClareThe Irish LassieA idante CantabileAirds Selections 1782- 7tipMy TrueModerago co4. Imf771 IJ HA zda ite co Se n time te. . F ..IThis air like scores of others s UflCOflSCIOUSIy memorized in my bo ood days at Traljbane some three thiless theast of Bantry, West Cork. All that I can remember now of the ballad sung to it is the distjch:My true love he has gene frouz me, and I ca, t tell how far.Eighteen hundred thousand miles, on boarrj of a man of war !It is not likely that thepoetag r in equalizing his meter, realized the absurdity of a voyage eaual Potwo times the circumference of the earth.James Whiteside,the Bard of Bray, County Wicklow was ageniusscholar, poet, musician, composer. Bornin County Monaghan in 1844, he retired after 40 years service as schoolteacher at Bray. His playing of theviolin won first honors at two Feiseanna. An interesting sketch of his life with likeness, appears on pages384-7 iri.eA 1iinRt elR and Musicians.
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