Mike Buckley's (1)
Back to Mike Buckley's (1)
MIKEY BUCKLEY'S . Irish, Polka. Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source O'Leary explained to editor Terry Moylan (1994):
(Mike Buckley)...was a fiddle player above Cnoc na Gaoithe, learned by Padraig O'Keeffe, he died of TB at the age of twenty-five. A fine man. Jesus 'tis years back. I played with him, that'll tell you now. He'd be about my age now if he lived. Poor divil, he gave no battle with it. He was a big strong, soft heavy lad. It ran through him. At that time they had no cure for it. A pile of people died who wouldn't die today with it.
Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region), recorded at Na Piobairi Uilleann, Octobe, 1984 [Moylan].
Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 148, p. 86.