Father Hanley's Jig

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FATHER HANLEY'S JIG. AKA and see "House in the Glen (3) (The)," "Rambler (2) (The)." Irish, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by Tommy Sullivan of Springfield, Mass., according to Jerry O'Brien's tutor. O'Brien was Boston button accordion player Joe Derrane's mentor, and Derrane remembers Sullivan writing out the tune for O'Brien for his publication. "Father Hanley" was recorded on 78RPM disc in 1924 by Sligo fiddler James "The Professor" Morrison in New York under the title "The Rambler." The melody shares a similar second part with the Scottish "Teviot Bridge."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 230, p. 85. O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), Boston, 1949. O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music).

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway - "Consider the Source" (2008). Copley 78 RPM, Joe Derrane. Shanchie 34008, Andy McGann & Paddy Reynolds.

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]




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