Mickey by the Fireside

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X:1 T:Mickey by the Fireside L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 680 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2 dB AFAB|d2 dB gfec|d2 dB ADFA|gfed cABc| d2 dB AFAB|d2 dB gfec|d2 dB ADFA|gfed cdef|| d2 ad fdad|d2 ad gfec|d2 ad fdad|cBAB cdef| d2 ad fdad|d2 ad cdef|gbaf gefd|edcB ABcA||



MICKEY BY THE FIRESIDE (Micaelin Cois na Teine). Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'B (O'Neill/Krassen). A reel printed by Francis O'Neill in Music of Ireland (1903), and picked up by Highland pipers through David Glen's Irish Tunes for the Scottish and Irish War Pipes (Edinburgh, 1911). However, Glen was the arranger, and the tunes had been compiled by a Chicago musician, William Walsh. O'Neill gives a sketch of Walsh (along with a photograph) in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913, pp. 356-357).

Chicago piper William Walsh


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Dargan & McGirr (The Brigade Book of Irish Pipe Music), 1949; p. 53. Walsh & Glen (Irish Tunes for the Scottish and Irish War Pipes), 1911; No. 60, p. 21. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 140. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1445, p. 268. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 680, p. 121.

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