Gillespie's Hornpipe

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GILLESPIE'S HORNPIPE ("Crannciuil Mic Gilla-Epscoip" or "Cornphiopa Mhic Ghiolla Easbaig). AKA and see "Devil's Dream (2)," "Leinster Hornpipe (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. A Major (O'Neill): G Major (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AABB (O'Neill). See also "Devil's Dream (2)," the title under which the tune was printed by Glasgow publisher James S. Kerr in the early 1880's.

Source for notated version: fiddler Alex Kerr (Co. Antrim, Ireland) [Breathnach]; "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill], referring to Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, born in County Down in the late 1860's—James served as O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator on his early volumes.

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 2), 1976; No. 306, p. 156. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 206. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1741, p. 324. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 917, p. 157.

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