Lord Blayney's Demense

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LORD BLAYNEY'S DEMESNE. Irish, Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. William Palmer, in his Recollections of a Visit to Great Britain and Ireland in the Summer of 1862 (Quebec, 1863, p. 68) recprds:

We visited the handsome town of Castleblaney. The demesne, until lately the property of Lord Blayney, was purchased by Mr. Hope, of London, for two hundred thousand pounds, and greatly improved. The entrance (a very grand one) adjoins the town, and the castle, which stands but a short distance from the entrance, is a splendid edifice; and the demesne with its broad winding avenues, lawns, wooded hills and valleys, pleasure grounds and broad lakes, is one of the most magnificent and picturesque in Ireland. After walking several miles through it, and visiting the new court house, town hall, reading room, beautiful new Episcopal church, Wesleyan chapel, and other places of interest, I returned to Monaghan by car via Cremartin, a bleak country with late crops.

Source for notated version: piper Daniel Markey (Drogheda, Ireland) [Darley & McCall].

Printed sources: Darley & McCall (Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs), 1914; No. 23, p. 10.

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