Cuckoo (1) (The)
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CUCKOO , THE. AKA and see "Murray's Fancy (1)," "Dublin Hornpipe (2) (The)," "Gigue Canadienne (1)," "Hennessey's Hornpipe (3)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Flaherty, Miller & Perron): AABB' (Mulvihill). This hornpipe is dissimilar to the "Cuckoo Hornpipe" in Christeson (USA) but is related to the "Cuckoo's Nest" family of tunes. Renowned Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman recorded the tune in New York in 1921 for the Vocalion label, under the title "Murray's Fancy (1)." The title appears in a list of tunes in his repertoire brought by Philip Goodman, the last professional and traditional piper in Farney, Louth, to the Feis Ceoil in Belfast in 1898 (Breathnach, 1997). See also Montreal fiddler (and Coleman contemporary) Joseph Allard's (1873-1946) "Gigue Canadienne (1)" and "Canadian Jig", which shares the same second strain with "Cuckoo (1) (The)."