Good Woman's Lament for O'Connell (The)

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GOOD WOMAN'S LAMENT FOR O'CONNELL, THE. Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Source John Kenny's wife, Brigid, also played the fiddle, and is the source for "Mrs. Kenny's Waltz" and "Mrs Kenny's Barndance," both recorded by the great Sligo/New York fiddler Michael Coleman. Bridget Kenny was dubbed by Chief O'Neill as the "Queen of Irish Fiddlers." Taylor (1992) reports that as well as being an outstanding musician this daughter of renowned 19th century piper John McDonough (Co. Galway) was the mother of 13 children.

Source for notated version: fiddler John Kenny (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Connolly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 36-37. Darley & McCall (Feis Coil Collection of Traditional Irish Music), 1914; No. 3, p. 2.

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