Hardiman includes Carolan's Dream in his list of that composer's tunes, it is quite certain that it did not originate with him -- though it is known to have been a favorite of his and he may have modified it to some extent. Bunting states, on the authority of the old harpers, that it was composed by William Connellan, and that Carolan was heard to say that he would rather have been the author of "Molly Mac Alpin"(the original name of the tune) than of any melody he himself had ever composed. ...Donal O'Sullivan. vol 2 pg. 113.
Notations from The Life and times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan. vol 2 pg. 113.
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