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 Theme code Index    13b56 53b3b3b
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 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Donal O'Sullivan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Carolan: The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 91, p. 150
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1958
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X:1 T:Mrs. Betty MacNeill C:Turlough O'Carolan M:C| K:Am ABcd e2{e}f2 | edcB cBcA | GEDC DEGA | c2Td2e4 | A2ca cAca | gdBG Bddg | Te2dc BcBA | GEGA A4 |] e2Ac/d/ edcA | dBGB BGdB | cGEC EGGc | A2G>EE4 | EGGG EAAA | GBBG A/B/c cA | B2g2agab | Tg3ee4 | gece gdBd | ec AB/c/ dBGg | Te2dc BcBA | GEGA A4 |]

BETTY MACNEILL. Irish, Planxty (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) records that Betty was the daughter of Captain MacNeill of Ballymascanlon, a few miles north-east of Dundalk, County Louth (for whom O'Carolan also wrote a tune, according to collector Edward Bunting, although now lost). O'Sullivan believes it possible that the harper stayed with the MacNeill's on the occasion of his visit to Louth to meet the poet Séamus Mac Cuarta (who also wrote a poem in praise of Betty).

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 91, pg. 72. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 91, p. 150.