S:O'Farrell's Pocket Companion 1804-10
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% I first heard of this tune twenty odd years ago, as being a favorite
% with James Quinn an old time Chicago piper, familiarly known as
% "Old Man Quinn". Altho Sergt. Early his relative and pupil had
% learned it, the tune never got into circulation among musicians.
% Being unfavorably impressed by the version of "Greig's Pipes"
% received with other tunes subsequently from Pat. Dunne of
% Kilbraugh, Tipperary, it was not included among the 1001 Gems in
% O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland.
% The piper in whose honor the tune had been named must have been
% a noteworthy performer, for almost identical with the setting in
% O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Iriish or Union Pipes, is
% another in A Complete Repository of Old and New Scotch Strathspeys,
% Reels, and Jigs, Selected from the Works of Neil Gow and Sons,
% Edinburgh 1805.
% As the talented Neil Gow was much inclined to plagiarism, and from
% the fact that the tune in question had been previously printed by Neil
% Stewart in 1762 and as early as 1779 by Joshua Campbell "in a
% Collection of Reels composed by himself" we may assume that
% Campbell's claim to the composition of "Greig"s Pipes" is