Source: John McFadden in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland1

O’Neill gives another setting which is similar to those found in Ryan (The Eviction)2 and Goodman (The New Glenath)3 but in these tunes the second part is wholly unrelated to that of McFadden’s version above. See Nell Killeen’s Jig.
Morrison’s Noon-day Feast recording departs somewhat from the current version in the second part.

Audio: James Morrison, “Noon-day Feast”4

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

  1. Francis O’Neill, O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Melodies. Chicago, Lyon & Healy, 1903, #967, p.180.
    Also appears in:
    Francis O’Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland (1001 Gems). Chicago, Lyon & Healy, 1907, #187, p.45.
  2. William Bradbury Ryan, 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.104
  3. James Goodman collections of Irish folk music vol.3. 1866. Trinity College Dublin, IE TCD MS 3196, p.88.
  4. James Morrison, “Noon-day Feast, Rambles with Rory”. Fiddle solo, Charles Wilkens – banjo, unknown – piano. Columbia 33277-F (78 RPM), New York, 1928. Listen to full track here.

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