Source: John McFadden in Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody1

Earlier first two part versions of the tune appear in Levey2 and Kerr3, both in C.
A two part version found in Goodman4 from the 1860s has a second part bearing some resemblance to the third part here.

O’Neill’s account of McFadden from Irish Minstrels and Musicians can be found here.

  1. Francis O’Neill (ed.), Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 2nd. ed, Chicago, Lyon & Healy, c1922. #222, p122.
    Also appears as Downing’s Reel in:
    Francis O’Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland (1001 Gems). Chicago, Lyon & Healy, 1907, #591, p.108.
  2. The Dance Music of Ireland. Second Collection. R. M. Levey. London, 1873. #95
  3. Merry Melodies for the violin vol. 1. James S. Kerr, Glasgow, c. 1880. No. 18, p. 35.
  4. Hugh & Lisa Shields (eds.), Tunes of the Munster Pipers: Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts. Volume 2. Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 2013, #789, p.106

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