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X:1 T:Owen Malone M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 176 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/c/|dBG Gge|dBG Gge|dcB dcB|ABA ABc| dBG Gge|dBG Gge|def gdB|G>AG G2:| |:Bdd Add|gag f2d|Bdd Add|ge^c de=c| Bdd Add|gag f2e|def gdB|G>AG G2:|]



Michael Dunlap is in the second row, third in from the right
OWEN MALONE (Eogan Ua Maoileoin). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). AKA and see "Molony's Jig," "Miss Dawson's Whim, "Trip to Denmark (1)." G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The two-part melody was first published in Glasgow by James Aird under the title "Miss Dawson's Whim." Later, it was published in Irish violinist R.M. Levely's 2nd collection (1873) as "Molony's Jig"; 'Malone' and 'Molony' are so close as to strongly suggest one title was a mishearing of the other. A Welsh version can be found as "Trip to Denmark (1)." The first strain is shared with with the earlier English "Shepherd's Jigg" and "Trip to Ankerwick," although the second strains differ.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "Dunlap" [O'Neill]. Fiddler Micheal Dunlap was a member of the Irish Music Club in Chicago in the first decade of the 20th century. He is listed as the source for five tunes in O'Neill's Music of Ireland, although O'Neill has recorded nothing about him in his writings, save for the acknowledgment appended to each melody[1].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 45. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 951, p. 176. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 176, p. 43.






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  1. Paul de Grae, “Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O’Neill Collections”, 2017 [1].