Farrell's Favorite Minuet

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FARRELL'S FAVORITE MINUET. English (?), Irish (?), Minuet (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title is a self-reference to uilleann piper O'Farrell (whose first name remains a mystery). Very little is known about him, save his publications and his name advertised on concert and play bills in London in the latter 18th and early 19th centuries. At the time he published the minuet form was considered old and outdated, and seldom appeared in collections.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, vol. 1), c. 1805; p. 64.

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