Source: John Henry, Doocastle (fiddle) in CRÉ51.
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
- Breandán Breathnach and Jackie Small (eds.), Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 5. An Gúm, Dublin, 1999, p38, #76.
- The Bill Black WebTrad Home Page (formerly webABC) http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/cre/cre.5/cre.5_table.html (accessed 18/04/18).
- Ibid. 1, p115.
- Joe Byrne, Fidiléirí – Mayo Fiddlers. Dreoilín Community Arts, Achadh Mór, (Book and Double Cassette), 1995.