Easter Sunday (1)

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EASTER SUNDAY [1] (Domnac Na Caisg/Casga). AKA and see "Jackson's Favourite (2)." Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears as "Jackson's Favourite (2)," in volume II of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (p. 148), c. 1811, and as "Apples in Winter (7)" in volume I of the same publication (69).

Source for notated version: "Delaney" [O'Neill]. O'Neill refers to two uilleann pipers by the name of Delaney in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913, Denis Delaney and Bernard 'Barney' Delaney, although the attribution probably refers to Barney, O'Neill's brother-in-law. O'Neill much esteemed his playing, saying that "his style was truly the dancers' delight, for he put the misc right under their feet." He emigrated from Ireland and first settled in Philadelphia, where he worked for a locomotive company and earned the set of a set of pipes made especially for him by Billy Taylor, the city's finest pipemaker. In the mid-1880's he settled in Chicago where he found work playing in the theater, and working for the police department of the city. He retired from the latter in 1912 on a pension, and moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 942, p. 175. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 169, p. 42.

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