Donncha S. Ó Maidín’s six comments

  • Re: The House In The Glen

    O'Neill's "The Dance Music of Ireland" no. 144 is a different jig of the same name. See first tune in more…

  • Re: Spellan The Fiddler

    No.911 in O'Neill's 1001:The Dance Music of Ireland (1907). more…

  • Re: Sweet Biddy Of Ballyvourney

    Appears in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland, no.566, publishers in 1907. This was played frequently by uilleann pipers in the early 1900. It was recorded on 78's by Liam Walsh and Leo Rowsome. Also it was frequently played by Tommy Kearney. Only the first... more…

  • Re: Murphy’s

    The first version is very similar to the very spirited 78 of Michael Coleman (Decca 12057/39635-A). Well worth listening to if you are planning to learn it. It appears on a two CD set from Coleman's recordings from Gael Linn, edited by Harry Bradshaw. more…

  • Rita’s Jig

    I am the guilty one. I wrote this tune to celebrate the birth of my granddaughter Rita in February of 2011. I did not read the rules before submitting it, so apologies for submitting a new tune. As far as I can remember I placed a comment in the ABC code ... more…

  • Don't know how to add a reference to another recording, as this is my first submission (is this possible?), but a fine rendering of this tune appears on "The Mountain Groves" by Emmett Gill, second item on the first track, published by NPU and subtitled ... more…