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X:1 % T:Comely Maiden, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1353 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2 (dc) dAFA | dbab fbaf | d2 (dc) dAFA | Beed cABc | d2 (dc) dAFA | Bbab fbaf | bagf edcB | Aeed cABc || d2 (a^g) afdf | abaf e^def | d2 (a^g) afdf | efed cABc | d2 (a^g) afdf | abaf e^deg | bgaf gfed | efed cABc ||



COMELY MAIDEN, THE (An Aindear Daiteamuil). Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (O'Neill/Krassen): AB (O'Neill/1850).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Martin O'Reilly, a blind piper from Galway city, where he had a dance house for a number of years, until he fell on hard times. After many years O'Reilly was rescued from the poorhouse, rehabilitated and won first prize at the pipers' competition at the annual Feis in 1901. Unfortunately, after a few years more of fame, O'Reilly once again found himself in the Gort poorhouse, where he died. [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 124. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1353, p. 253.

Recorded sources: -



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