O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 29

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 29


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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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jAIRS and SONGS* OCorine pAIRS and SONGs31Captain OKain, or The Wounded HussarMcGou&s Reposifory, 1803.V H:L - t r; .J-): t r : 1 rThe earliest setting of this rare composition whi h the compiler can trace is that found in vol.3 of Aird s Selec-tioizs of Scotch, English,Irish,ctnd Foreign Airs, printed in 1788. Slightly disguised as Captain Oakhain: A Favour-ite Irish Tune it appears in ?IY Gown s Repository of Scots and Irish Airs, Stralhspcys, Reels, ef c; Glasgow,1803, but itis not numbered among the Bunting, or Petrie Collections. The Wounded Hussar we learn from AlexanderCampbells song of that name printed with the music in Smiths Irish Minstrel, Edinburgh, 1825,was Ca t. HenryO 1 Kain who died of his wounds onthe banks of the dark rolling Danube! Included as one of Carolans com-positions in Hardirnan.s Irish Minstrelsy, 1831, the author adds Capt. O Kane or OCahan of a distinguishedfamily, a sporting Irishman well known in Antrim in his day as Slasher ORane There can be no doubtthat he was the hero of Campbells song. The Wounded Hussar is also included in Surennes Songs ofIreland without words. Edinburgh 1854.YoungEllen of My Heart.L arnentat ionSerg Jas. ONeillfoderato.431I - -Comparing very favorably with compositions of this class. OConnelps Lamentafjon , ,js presented as the pro-duction of two members of the once famous Irish Music Club of Chicago Which flourished in the early years ofthe twentieth century. The first and second.parjs Were outlined by John McFadden an untutored fiddler of fer-ONeill, the Clubs Worthy scribe.tile fancy, and dextrous execution The third part as well as the whole arrangement is the Work of Ser .JamesAll IAQ da ,jtj oWant is a Decent BoPockei Compa 0 1804 -10Rice\Valsh Mss.A n,da n te.
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