Tullamore Piper (The)
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TULLAMORE PIPER, THE (An Piobaire Ua Tulad-Moir). AKA and see "Bummer's Reel (1)," "Reilly's Own." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Tullamore Piper" was probably named by O'Neill for his source, Chicago piper Bernard Delany (c. 1854-1923) who was born in the county town of Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland. The hornpipe is often played as a reel in Cape Breton, as in Andrea and Kinnon Beaton’s rendition on “The Beaton Family of Mabou” (2004).
- See Nick Whitmer's biography of Delaney at Lives of the Pipers site