Young Edmond O’Neill

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X:1 T:Young Edmond O’Neill L:1/8 M:C| R:Hornpipe N:Perhaps composed by transcriber James O'Neill, named for his N:eldest son. S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1645 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3DEF|G2 F<G G2 F<G|G>FG>e d>BA>^G|A>Bc>d e>bg>e|d>^df>e d>^c=c>A| G2 F<G G2 F<G|G>FG>e d>BA>^G|A>Bc>d (3fed (3cBA|G>DB,>D G,2:| |:D2|(3GAB D2 G>FE>D|E2 [E2e2] [E2e2] A>G|(3FGA A,2 F>EB,>C|D2 [F2d2] [F2d2] D2| (3GAB D2 G>FE>D|[C2E2] [G2e2] [F2d2][E2c2]|(3Bge (3dBG (3DCB, (3CB,A,|G,2 G2G2:|]



YOUNG EDMOND O'NEILL (Eamonn Og Ua Niall). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. James O'Neill's researcher and biographer, Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, is of the opinion this tune was one of a few that James O'Neill himself composed; his eldest son was named Edmond O'Neill. Curiously, it was not included in Francis O'Neill's followup volume, Dance Music of Ireland (1907).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler originally from County Down. He was musically literate and served as Francis O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator on his early volumes.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 184. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1645, p. 306.






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