Farewell to Ryan's Fancy

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FAREWELL TO RYAN'S FANCY. Canadian. Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by the late Cape Breton fiddler and composer Jerry Holland (1955-2009) at the request of musician Denis Ryan (see also "Tipperary Reel"). Ryan and Holland played together at the University of Limerick in 1997, as part of a concert commemorating the 800th anniversary of the charter of the city of Limerick [Cranford]. Ryan's Fancy was a band composed of three Irish immigrant expatriates to New Brunswick, Canada, who were successful enough to garner a few television series for the CBC. At one time accordion virtuoso James Keane was a member. They disbanded in 1983.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 99, p. 39.

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