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MISS WALKER'S FAVORITE. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is one of the few that uilleann piper O’Farrell put his name to (as ‘Farrell’), and presumably it is his composition. The title may refer to a dancer, or perhaps to the daughter of a ‘Mr. Walker’, named in another melody (Mr. Walker’s Hornpipe) included in O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion (vol. 4, p. 111).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 139, p. 33. O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. IV), c. 1810; p. 103. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 290, p. 146.

Recorded sources: Jerry O’Sullivan – “O’Sullivan meets O’Farrell” (2005).




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