Micheal O'Connor (2)

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MICHAEL O'CONNOR [2]. AKA - "Mr. Michael Connor." AKA and see "Michael Ward." Irish, Planxty. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A second air to the patron, composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). P.W. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 1909) prints the tune with the primary title "Michael Ward," imported from the William Forde collection, ultimately sourced to Carey's manuscript. Donal Sullivan (1958) believes the 'Ward' title is probably incorrect because it appears in John Lee's published collection of Carolan tunes (A Favourite Collection of the so much admired old Irish Tunes, the original and genuine compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard, Dublin, 1780) as "Mr. Mich. Connor." See Michael O'Connor (1) for notes on the person of the title.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 121, p. 88. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 10. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 121, p. 166.

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