O’Mealy’s jig

O'Mealy's has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: O'Mealy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(AG)|:FAA FAA | def gfg | G3 BAG |dBG AGE |
FAA FAA | def gfg | age dBG | Ac(n)B A3 :|
|: efg age | dBd gdB | G3 BGB | def gfg |
efg age | def gfg | bge dBG | Ac(n)B A3 :|
# Added by cos .

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O`Mealy`s Jig

The late Sean McGuire wrote this out for me many years ago.He recorded it on an album called "On Two Levels" in 1978.Richard D.O`Mealy was a piper and distinguished Uilleann Pipe maker.He lived in Rugby Avenue in Belfast,although he originally came from Couny Louth.Sean`s Father Jack knew him and learned this tune from him.Sean felt it may have been a Scottish tune originally.
Also known as O`Malley`s Jig.

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Error on my part

The c in bars 8 and 16 should be natural. I probably didn`t give the correct mode .Will adjust the ABC.Sorry Cos.

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O’Mealy’s Jig

Sometimes this is called O’Mealy’s Hornpipe. The BBC tapes still exist of R. L. O’Mealy playing this peice, these tapes are loaded on the internet…I’m a new member so as soon as I figure out how to post a link then I’ll post the link of the O’Mealy BBC tapes.

Richard Laurence Melia was born at Tristernaugh Co. Westmeath. He took the name O’Mealy as a professional name. His father Laurence and his Grandfather Thomas were also uillean pipers.

BBC Tape of RL O’Mealy playing O’Mealy’s Jig (hornpipe)

There is a website called Ross’s Music Page that has the BBC tapes of 10 O’Mealy tunes played by Dick himself. O’Mealy’s Jig is one of them, but the website refers to it as O’Mealy’s Hornpipe. The link is http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/rja14/music/

Also, an error in my earlier note. The "L" in RL is for Lewis, not Laurence (his mother’s maiden name was Lewis).