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Thread #107363 Message #4014132
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
17-Oct-19 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
Subject: RE: Origins: piper in the meadow/deck the halls
The tune appeared in both O'Farrell's Collection of National Music for the Union Pipes and Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes. I believe it was also in the Colclough tutor for the pipes but I would have to look that up.
I heard someone suggest it goes back to a late 18th century ballad opera but that is a very dim memory.