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DUNBOYNE STRAW-PLAITERS, THE. AKA and see "Delaney's Frolics." Irish, Reel. B Minor ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The name points to a vanished local industry of Dunboyne, Co, Meath" (Joyce). The tune was recorded by piper Patsy Tuohey around 1900 on a cylinder, under the title "Delaney's Frolics," a reference to Chicago piper Bernard Delaney, a contemporary and brother-in-law of Captain Francis O'Neill. O'Neill later published the tune in his Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922).

Source for notated version: "...from Mr. M. Glanagan of the Hibernian Military School, Phoenix Park, Dublin, a good player on the Union pipes. Mr. Flanagan picked them up in North Kildare" (Joyce).

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 358, p. 165.

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