Councellor McDonough

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COUNCELLOR McDONOUGH. AKA - "Counsellor McDonagh’s Lamentation." Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The air was composed by Carolan on the death of Counsellor Terence MacDonough, from Creevagh, Co. Sligo in 1713. "MacDonough (who was generally referred to in Irish as Toirdhealbheach Og or Toirdhealbheach Caech) had been the only Catholic counsellor-at-law to be admitted to the Irish bar after the conditions of the Treaty of Limerick (1691)." See also "Turlough Og MacDonough."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Mulholland (Ancient Irish Airs), Belfast, 1810; p. 43. John & William Neal (Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes), 1724; p. 10.

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