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FATHER DOLLARD'S HORNPIPE (Crannciuil an Atar Dollard, Crannciuil an t-Atair Dollaird). AKA and see "Harlequin (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source Father W.K. Dollard was a fiddler and flute player, born in Mooncoin in the 1860's. He was the rector of a parish near St. Johns, New Brunswick, and visited Chicago in 1901, where he attended sessions of the Irish Music Club. He died a few years afterward. O'Neill called him "amiable" and "unassuming", and appeared to admire his taste in tunes ("with a repertory of tunes as select as it was extensive"). Terry Moylan (Johnny O'Leary) gives the alternate title "The Harliquin." See also O'Neill's tune "Father Dolladr's Favorite, also named for Dollard.

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan]. "Dollard" [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 88, p. 161. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 62, pp. 35-36. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 190. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1669, p. 310. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 881, p. 152.

Recorded sources: Topic 12T310, John, Billy and Julia Clifford - "The Star of Munster Trio." Shanachie 79083, Mary Bergin - "Feadóga Stáin 2" (1993).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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