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BUCKS OF WESTMEATH, THE (Oganaig iarinide). Irish, Single Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune appears, with directions for a country dance, in Morris/Maurice Hime's Forty Eight Original Irish Dances printed in Dublin in 1804.

Barney Delaney

Source for notated version: "Delaney" [O'Neill]. O'Neill refers to 'quiet and unassuming' uilleann piper Bernard "Barney" Delaney, originally from Tullamore, who emigrated in 1880. Delaney purchased a set of pipes made by the great Philadelphia, Pa., pipemaker Billy Taylor, where the former worked prior to moving to Chicago. After 24 years service Delaney retired in 1912 with a pension to a home at Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Printed sources: Hime (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Printed with Basses), 1804; No. 21. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), c. 1860's?; No. 15, p. 5. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 16, p. 7. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 979, p. 182. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 383, p. 77.

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