Source: John Henry, Doocastle (fiddle) in CRÉ51.

Appears in Breathnach unnamed however Bill Black offers the title “The Wonders of Mayo”2. Jackie Small notes that it would probably be a quadrille in Mayo3.

Related to Oró a Bhuachaillín which is commonly performed by alternating playing and singing and of which a few versions turn up possessing A-parts similar to the one above but with differing B-parts, although sometimes these are reversed. The B-part here seems to be unrelated.

Tomás Ó Máille of Tourmakeady performs an alternating tune/song version of Oró a Bhuachaillín on Fidiléirí.4

  1. Breandán Breathnach and Jackie Small (eds.), Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 5. An Gúm, Dublin, 1999, p38, #76.
  2. The Bill Black WebTrad Home Page (formerly webABC) (accessed 18/04/18).
  3. Ibid. 1, p115.
  4. Joe Byrne, Fidiléirí – Mayo Fiddlers. Dreoilín Community Arts, Achadh Mór, (Book and Double Cassette), 1995.

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