Bonnie Shaljean’s seven comments

  • Re: The Garden Of Daisies

    If memory serves (because my LPs are put away in a box somewhere, as I can no longer play them - so I can't check) it's on Ó Riada Sa Gaiety under the song's title "The Palatine's Daughter" - but the song has a much simpler melody line than the hornpipe.... more…

  • Re: The Rakes Of Kildare

    This jig is in O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion (c.1810, Volume 4, page 106) as The Humours of Tallow. I found it when looking for some old Munster-related tunes, got attracted by the local name, and soon recognised the music. O’Farrell was an Irishman ... more…

  • Re: Two Mile Bridge

    This jig is old, and undoubtedly Irish. I came across it in one of the volumes of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion (c.1809 or 10) while trawling through there looking for Munster-related things to play on the harp. O'Farrell was an Irishman who appears to hav... more…

  • Re: The Red-Haired Hag

    Yep, definitely in O'Neill's, exactly as given above. It's No. 157 in 1001 Gems, and No. 923 in the 1850 Melodies. Lovely little tune. more…

  • Re: Sleepy Body

    This tune also appears in Volume 3 of James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (c.1744). Following the melody, Oswald has appended some variations, as he frequently did. more…

  • Re: the demise of the harp and possible reasons

    I realise that I'm very, very late to the party (just saw this thread) but another gold mine of info and useful reference material is WireStrungHarp, who also has a Facebook page: more…

  • Major Molle

    It appears, labelled as a reel (and clearly written out as one) under the title "Major Molle's Birth-day" on page 25 of 'A Companion To The Reticule', published in 1840. You can see the relevant page here: more…