Big Dan O'Mahoney

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BIG DAN O'MAHONY (Domnall Mor Ua Matgamna). Irish, Hornpipe. A Mixolydian (O'Neill/Krassen): A Major (O'Neill/1850): A Dorian (O'Neill/1001). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Donal "Dan" O'Mahony (c. 1777-1857) was the maternal grandfather of compiler and collector Captain Francis O'Neill, and a holder of extensive lands near Drimoleague, County Cork. O'Mahoney was 'a latter-day chieftain' who kept open house for traveling musicians (Carolan, 1997).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill, 1976; p. 171. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1585, p. 294. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 832, p. 144.

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