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X:1 T:The Banquet M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 548 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G de/f/|g2d2c2|B3A G2|A2d2c2|B3A G2|B2c2d2| e3f g2|g2f2e2|d4 d2|g2d2c2|B3A G2| A2d2c2|B3A G2|B2c2d2|e2a2g2|e2f2d2|g4|| g2|a2b2g2|f3e d2|g2 bagf|e2d2B2|G2B2e2| d2f2g2|a2e2g2|f4 zg|a3b g2|f2e2d2| g2 bagf|e2d2B2|G2B2e2|d2c2B2|A2G2F2|G4||

BANQUET, THE. Irish, Air. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Paul de Grae suggests "this may be another of [Francis O'Neill's collaborator] James O'Neill's musical experiments," and points out it is an elaboration of Thomas Moore's song "Though humble the banquet" from Moore's Irish Melodies (No. 34), for which the specified air is "Farewell, Eamon." Charles Villier's Standford was unable to determine its origin. Fr. John Quinn, however, finds O'Neill's air to be a version of the Welsh air "Ffarwel Ednyfed Fychan" published by Edward Jones in the early 19th century. "Ffarwel Ednyfed Fychan" translates as "Ednyfed Fychan's Farewell," and this is probably the "Farewell, Eamon" Moore referenced.

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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903; No. 548.

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