Where and from whom procured: D. O’Donnell, harper, at Foxford, 1802.1

122. Cuṁa an deiḃin̄ẛi

“[…]The Editor noted it down from the performance of Dominic O’Donnell, a harper from Foxford, in Mayo, who appeared totally unconscious of the art with which he was playing. The air differs from the preceding Caoine by its embracing all the intervals of the diatonic scale.”2

  1. Edward Bunting, The Ancient Music of Ireland – Arranged for the Piano Forte (vol.3). Hodges and Smith, Dublin, 1840, p92.
  2. ‘Notices of the more remarkable melodies and pieces of the collection’, in A Dissertation on the Irish Harp and Harpers, including an Account of the Old Melodies of Ireland, p.91 (prefixed to The Ancient Music of Ireland – see above).