Annotation:Fitzgerald's Hornpipe (1)

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FITZGERALD'S HORNPIPE [1] (Cornphíopa Mhic Ghearailt). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. It is thought that the title "Fitzgerald's Hornpipe" refers to William Fitzgerald, a Sliabh Luachra fiddler of the mid-19th century, reputed to have been a student of Corney Drew's. Like Drew, Fitzgerald emigrated to America in the period after the American Civil War, where he unfortunately fades from the historical record.

The tune straddles tonality between A dorian and G major, but resolves to 'G'. 19th century County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman collected a version of the melody--see "Fitzgerald's Hornpipe (2)." See also the related "Humors of Tuamgraney."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Mrs. Murphy, 1967 (Glencollins, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na nÉirreann vol. II), 1976; No. 305, p. 156. L.E. McCullough (The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor), 1987; No. 31.

Recorded sources : - Copely Records 9-113 (78 RPM), Paddy Cronin (195?).

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



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