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MICKY "CUMBAW" O'SULLIVAN'S. AKA - "Gol na mBan san Ár." Irish, Air. Sean Keane says his version of the air is an adaptation by Kerry musician Cumbaw who claimed to be the personal piper to one of the founding fathers of modern Ireland, Daniel O'Connell. Before he died the piper was recorded on a primitive recording machine, but evidently was not impressed. The tune is derived from "Máirseáil Alasdroim" (Alastair's March--see MacAlisdrum's March).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Claddagh CC17, Seán Keane - "Gusty's Frolics" (1975).




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