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FARRELL'S PIPES. AKA and see "Langstern Pony," "Lastrum One," "Langstrom's Pony," "Lostrum Poinia," "Fourpenny Girl (The)," "Grania's Welcome Home (2)]," "Highway to Dublin (The)," "Priest's Leap (3) (The)," "Right Way to Dublin," "Saddle the Pony (3)," "Sweet Tibby Dunbar." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFF. Presumably the title is a self-referral of the late 18th/early 19th century uilleann piper O'Farrell, whose name appears on the bills of London stage plays and concert performances, and in whose collection of music this version appears. Unfortunately, very little is known about him, not even his first name. The melody is a version of "Langstrom Pony", with variation sets for the pipes typical of the period. O'Farrell printed the tune again in his Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, vol. 1, albeit under the title "Laustrum Pony."

The first two strains of the tune form "Saddle the Pony (3)," printed in both Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) and O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903, No. 718).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Farrell (National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 23.

Recorded sources:




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