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DUFFY THE DANCER (Ua Dubtaig An Rinceoir). AKA and see "Gauger (1) (The)," "High Reel (1) (The)," "Sandy Duff." Irish, Reel. A Mixolydian (O'Neill/Krassen): A Dorian (O'Neill/1001): A Major (O'Neill/1850): A Major/Mixolydian (Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Miller). The tune was recorded in 1929 on 78 RPM by banjo player Neil Nolan (1894 - 1984).

Sources for notated versions: "Based on the playing of (Kerry fiddler) Paddy Cronin" [Miller]. "Walsh" [O'Neill]. O'Neill makes reference to several Walsh's in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913).

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 151, p. 98. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 150. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1497, p. 277. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 721, p. 127.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear banjo player Niel Nolan's version at the Comhaltas Archive [2]

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