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'''MOTHER'S DELIGHT''' (Aoibhneas na Máthar). Irish, Reel. Ireland. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach): AABB (Taylor). Recorded in New York in October, 1928 by fiddler James (Jim) Clark (1887-1938) a native of Bawn, Killoe near Drumlish, in County Longford. Two of the three parts were notated from Donegal fiddler John Doherty for '''The Northern Fiddler''', though the editors mis-identified the tune as "The Cameronian."
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'''MOTHER'S DELIGHT''' (Aoibhneas na Máthar). Irish, Reel. Ireland. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach): AABB (Taylor). Recorded in New York in October, 1928 by fiddler James (Jim) Clark (1887-1938) a native of Bawn, Killoe near Drumlish, in County Longford. Clark was a regular on the "Smiles and Tears of Erin" program on radio station WARD and operated a musical bar/restaurant in Manhattan with piccolo player George White.
 
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The tune has been associated in recent decades with Clare musicians, including Peadar O'Loughlin, Bobby Casey, Joe Ryan and John Kelly, but Oldtime Records co-founder Emmett Gill reports that their source was the Jim Clark disc, despite the fact that it was never released in Ireland. The reel has a marked resemblance to the family of tunes that includes "[[Colonel McBain]]" and "[[Johnny's Wedding]]." "Mother's Delight" also shares one part with a three-part tune recorded by Jim Clark as "Dowd's Favorite," but which is better known as "[[Malloy's Favorite]]," the name under which it was privately recorded by Michael Coleman.
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The tune has been associated in recent decades with Clare musicians, including Peadar O'Loughlin, Bobby Casey, Joe Ryan and John Kelly, but Oldtime Records co-founder Emmett Gill reports that their source was the Jim Clark disc, despite the fact that it was never released in Ireland. The reel has a marked resemblance to the family of tunes that includes "[[Colonel McBain]]" and "[[Johnny's Wedding]]." "Mother's Delight" also shares one part with a three-part tune also recorded by Jim Clark, which he called "Dowd's Favorite" but that is better known as "[[Malloy's Favorite]]," the name under which it was privately recorded by Michael Coleman.
  
 
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MOTHER'S DELIGHT (Aoibhneas na Máthar). Irish, Reel. Ireland. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach): AABB (Taylor). Recorded in New York in October, 1928 by fiddler James (Jim) Clark (1887-1938) a native of Bawn, Killoe near Drumlish, in County Longford. Clark was a regular on the "Smiles and Tears of Erin" program on radio station WARD and operated a musical bar/restaurant in Manhattan with piccolo player George White.

The tune has been associated in recent decades with Clare musicians, including Peadar O'Loughlin, Bobby Casey, Joe Ryan and John Kelly, but Oldtime Records co-founder Emmett Gill reports that their source was the Jim Clark disc, despite the fact that it was never released in Ireland. The reel has a marked resemblance to the family of tunes that includes "Colonel McBain" and "Johnny's Wedding." "Mother's Delight" also shares one part with a three-part tune also recorded by Jim Clark, which he called "Dowd's Favorite" but that is better known as "Malloy's Favorite," the name under which it was privately recorded by Michael Coleman.

Sources for notated versions: flute player and fiddler Peter O'Loughlin, 1966 (Kilmaley, Co. Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach]; Jim Donoghue (b. 1910, Drimacoo, Monasteraden, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 240, pp. 124-125. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 180 (appears as "Unknown"). Taylor (Where's the Crack), 1989; p. 6.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF060, "Paddy Glackin" (1977). Cois na hAbhna Archive CNH 010 (CD), 2015, "Maestro," Bobby Casey and Joe Ryan. Green Linnet SIF 1026 (LP), 1980 "Roll Away the Reel World," James Keane (as "Sean Frank").

See also listing at:
https://www.irishtune.info/tune/2896/ and https://thesession.org/tunes/242/recordings




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