This reel I think was composed by Limerick 18th Century Piper Patrick O’Donovan, who composed it for his future Daughter-in-law Éilís Ní Bhrógáin to commemorate the wedding to his eldest son also called Patrick. The actual date is not known off hand as it is not printed with the manuscript.
It’s the same tune, “slainte”. Someone has even put “Eilish Brogan” in as an alternative title to the “Killavil Fancy”.
I have come across another bit of information on another manuscript that Patrick Donovan was a Brother-in-law to Walker Jackson. that is probably why these manuscripts still remain in our family. Patrick’s eldest son was also a piper and it was he who called himself Patrick O’Donovan who I think composed this Jig. I think there is a connection also to the Jig “Patrick O’Donovan the Piper” which is also the original title of “Chalk Sunday” which published earlier in thesession.org
This is a fascinating “history,” but a bit fantastic. This tune was printed in the first volume of Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na hEireann, from the playing of Sonny Brogan and was named for his daughter (see the excellent Wikipedia article on Brogan). Cuanshore is having a laugh.
Blarneystar, you are being harsh there. Nowhere does it state that Sonny Brogan composed this tune. I suggest he dedicated it to his daughter as she had the same name as the original dedicatee!
Why are you replying to a post from three years ago? Just trying to stir up trouble?
Do you have anything to back up your suggestion? Facts or knowledge of the parties involved?
Yeah Archivist, looking for trouble eh?
Who do you think you are to comment on another older comment… in the comments section?!
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