Sheet Music: Father Tom O'Neill

TitleFather Tom O'Neill
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-04-13
Last updated2020-04-13
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Ballads, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 13 April 2020

Tune of the Day: Father Tom O'Neill

Traditional Irish air

This Irish air was collected by Chicago police captain Francis O'Neill, who included it in his collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. He remarks: “A ballad of 19 verses sung to this air recited the conspiracy of an infatuated wealthy heiress in County Armagh to inveigle or coerce a young clergyman, the son of a widow, into matrimony; and the frustration of her designs by the confession of an accomplice.”