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KNIGHT OF ST. PATRICK LANCERS [Part 1]. Irish, Lancers Set. O'Neill (1922) notes: "Among the mass of his father's manuscript music which Sergt. James O'Neill brought from Belfast in his youth, was a copy of "The Knight of St. Patrick Lancers". Many of the original tunes of which it was composed having been subjected to alteration in the process of its arrangement, its publication in that form in the O'Neill Collections was then not favorably considered. Since the appearance of Dr. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs in 1909, the composition has assumed new interest. In a note to a 'Reel', page 63, the learned author remarks: "I find a setting different from mine in a single obscure publication The Knight of St. Patrick Lancers, long since out of print." Dr. Joyce's unnamed 'Reel' it may be added is the well known "Bonnie Kate (1)". Taking all things into consideration The Knight of St. Patrick Lancers cannot be out of place in a collection of Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody."

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Printed sources: O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 81-A.

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