Back to Curly Mike
CURLY MIKE (Maidhc Catach). AKA and see "Lucky Number (The)," "Piper's Despair (The)." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title "Curly Mike" is from O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922).
Sources for notated versions: fiddler Liz Carrol (Chicago, USA) [Breathnach]; the Rice-Walsh manyscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, notated by his student [O'Neill].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRE III), 1985; No. 109, p. 54. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 277.
Recorded sources: Shanachie 29010, Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire - "Kiss Me Kate" (1976).