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An instrumental interpretation, "Lanigan's Ball" (sometimes "Lannigan's Ball") is a popular traditional or folk Irish song which has been played throughout the world since at least the 1860s and possibly much longer. a tune about a party thrown by the titular Jeremy Lanigan in Athy, Kildare Co., is speculated to be inspired by a real party. It falls into the tradition of what is essentially a musical inside joke, and was likely written by a party goer in thanks to the host.[3] The song describes a raucous party thrown by Lannigan after inheriting land from his father, and for the friends and family who helped him while he was living in self-afflicted poverty. The tune is followed up by two other well known session tunes.