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AKA - " Lament for Limerick. Standard tuning fiddle. See the related " Lochaber No More ," a Scottish lament. The melodies may have had a common ancestry, although provenance is claimed by both Ireland and Scotland. Robin Morton says the weight of evidence lends credence to the Scots claim, despite Francis O'Neill's seemingly cogent argument that a tune composed by the 17th century County Cavan harper Myles O'Reilly was the common ancestor of both the esteemed harper Thomas Connellon has also been given credit for the tune.
The air is still associated with the playing of harper O'Reilly, born in O'Neill is referring to its appearance and identification as an Irish tune in New Poems, Songs, Prologues and Epilogues never before printed by Thomas Duffet, and set by the most eminent musicians about the Town London, O'Connor, of Limerick. An almost identical setting was printed in The Hibernian Musepublished by S.
Thompson, London, The tune is sometimes known as " Sarsfield's Lamentation " from the The West Of Ireland - The Boys Of The Lough - The Pipers Broken Finger of the commander of the Irish forces at Limerick. Flood also dates the melody in Ireland to the year Flood,p. The air has regained some popularity among traditional musicians in the latter 20th century.
O'Sullivan remarks that there is still some controversy about whether the melody is Irish or Scots in origin, however, O'Neill maintains that the air was played by the pipers of the "Wild Geese," those Irish regiments who fled to France rather than surrender to the English. The melody continued to be played in Irish encampments on the continent, and in was taught, maintains O'Neill, by one Colonel Fitzgerald to musicians in the Scottish camp before the battle of Culloden.
In O'Neill's version, it entered Scottish tradition from this time, though preserved under the Na Te Mislim - Milo* - Samo Ti " Lochaber No More. 4 Nickel - Bootleg From The Dayton Family - The Product version of the tune appears in the large midth century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman vol.
Alfred Moffat The Minstrelsy of Ireland; p. Songs and Tunes of the Boys of the Lough; p. Sullivan Session Tunes, vol. Appears as "Lament for Limerick". Learned from a recording by Sean O'Riada. Cookies help us deliver our services.
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