Walls of Enniscorthy

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WALLS OF ENNISCORTHY. AKA and see "Merry Old Woman (1) (The)," "Walls of Liscarroll (2)," "Mouse in the Cupboard (The)," "Tumble the Tinker," "Repeal of the Union (2)," "Wollop the Potlid," "Ballaí Lios Chearbhaill," "Rakes of Newcastle West (The)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O’Neill (1922) remarks that "Walls of Enniscorthy" is: “An excellent setting of a Double Jig as played by Delaney, Early, and McFadden, and of which the above is a popular variant that was printed for the first time in the O'Neill Collections 1902-09 and named ‘The Merry Old Woman’”. See also the related "Scully Casey's Jig (3)."

Patrick Stack

Source for notated version: Patrick Stack (Chicago) [O’Neill]. County Kerry born fiddler Patrick Stack made several 78 RPM recordings with playing parnter Edward Mullaney, an uilleann piper.

Printed sources: O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 135.

Recorded sources:




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