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DINNY DELANEY'S [2]. Irish; Reel, Hornpipe. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Named for blind piper and character Dinny Delaney (1836-1919) of Ballinasloe, east Galway. A member of the tune family that includes "An Ríl Cam," "The Crooked Reel," "Follow Me Down to Carlow [2]," "Miss Murphy [2]," "Bonnie Annie [3]," although the second strain of these melodies can vary greatly.

Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926. Lesl Harker writes "Mike had these tunes from his father who used to go to the fair with neighbor Tom Broderick to see Dinny Delaney" [Black, Harker].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 59, p. 31. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 122, p. 37 & No. 268, p. 83. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 146, p. 95.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1034, Billy McComiskey - "Makin' the Rounds" (1981). Larrage Records LR090098Mike and Mary Rafferty - "Old Fireside Music" (1998). See also listing at Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1].




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