Source: James O’Neill in Dance Music of Ireland1.
Audio excerpt: James Morrison – ‘The Milestone At The Garden’2.

Paul DeGrae points out the similarities to Maguinnis’ Delight and Clyde­-side Lassies in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection3 all in the key of F though with parts reversed4:

Related also to Bill Clancy’s Delight (MOI 1465, DMI 696) and Pretty Peggy (MOI 1476, DMI 704) both in D and sourced from James O’Neill.
Recorded by James Morrison in 1935 as The Milestone At The Garden (see audio excerpt above; more information on Morrison and Mayo can be found here).

Joe Byrne (Achadh Mór) plays a slightly different version on Fíf agus Fideog5:

  1. Francis O’Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland (1001 Gems). Chicago, Lyon & Healy, 1907, p.89, #457. Also appears in
    Francis O’Neill, O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Melodies. Chicago, Lyon & Healy, 1903, p222, #1177.
  2. James Morrison, Miss Langford’s, The Milestone At The Garden. Columbia 33538-F (78 RPM), 1935.
  3. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection: 1050 Reels and Jigs, Hornpipes, Clogs, Walk Arounds, Essences, Strathspeys, Highland Flings and Contra Dances, with Figures, and How to Play Them. Elias How, Boston, 1883, p.82/86
  4. Paul DeGrae, Sources of tunes in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland and Dance Music of Ireland,, 2017.
  5. Joe Byrne, Fíf agus Fideog – Fluters and Whistlers of East Mayo. Dreoilín, Achadh Mór, 1998.

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