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.
- 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.
- The Dance Music of Ireland. Second Collection. R. M. Levey. London, 1873. #95
- Merry Melodies for the violin vol. 1. James S. Kerr, Glasgow, c. 1880. No. 18, p. 35.
- 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