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X: 1 T: O'Mealy's C: R.L. O'Mealy S: Treoir M: 4/4 L: 1/8 R: hornpipe K: G (3DEF | GFGA BGBd | gfga bgdB | cBAG FAdc | (3BAG (3AGF GFED | GFGA BGBd | gfga bgdB | cBAG FAdc | (3BAG (3AGF G2 :| |:(3Bcd | gd (3Bcd gd (3Bcd | gd (3Bcd g3 z | agfd Adfd | Adfd Ad f2 | (3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd gd (3Bcd g2 | agfd AFDc | (3BAG (3AGF G2 :|]

O'MEALY'S. Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is credited to uilleann piper and pipemaker, teacher and performer Richard L. O'Mealy (1873-1947), originally from a musical family of Westmeath, who worked in Belfast most of his adult life and who died in the city. Francis O'Neill includes a sketch of his life and a photograph in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913, pp. 164-166).

R.L. O'Mealy
The first strain of the hornpipe, however, is cognate with the first strain of a few other hornpipes: see "Hornpipe (9)" from Darley & McCall's Feis Coil collection (1914), P.D. Reidy's Hornpipe (26)" (AKA "Shanahan's Hornpipe") and even Seán Ryan's "Lough Key (1) (The)."

Additional notes

See also listing at :
Read Ronan Browne's well-researched article "The Life and Times of Richard Lewis O’Mealy" in the The Seán Reid Society Journal, volume 3 (2009) [1]

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