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HARTIGAN'S FANCY (Roga Uí {h-}Artagain). AKA - "Hardigan's." AKA and see "Bliven's Favorite," "Butchers of Bristol (1) (The)," "By Your Leave Larry Grogan," "Coppers and Brass (2)," "County Limerick Buckhunt," "Finerty's Frolic," "Greensleeves (2)," "Groom," "Humors of Ennistymon (1) (The)," "Humors of Milltown (2) (The)," "Larry Grogan (3)," "Lasses of Melrose (The)," "Lasses of Melross," "Little Fanny's Fancy," "Lynn's Favourite," "Lynny's Favourite," "Paddy's the Boy," "Pingneacha Rua agus Pras," "Queen of the Rushes," "Waves of Tramore (The)," "Willie Clancy's." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill): AA'BB'CC' [Taylor/Tweed]. Francis O'Neill says this jig was unpublished and "new to us," at least in the "Hartigan" form, prior to obtaining it from source Carey, and listed an alternate title as "Little Fanny's Fancy." Despite O'Neill's assertion that it was new, he printed in the same publication a variant called "By Your Leave Larry Grogan." Joyce's jig "Greensleeves (2)," printed in Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), and Goodman's "Humours of Ennistymon" (volume III, 152) are two more of many variants of this large tune family. Breathnach remarks that a version was originally printed (by John Walsh before 1736 in Country Dances Book the Second) under the title "Larry Grogan," named for the County Wexford gentleman piper of the early-mid 1700's (While there is considerable overlap between variants "Larry Grogan (1)" and "Larry Grogan (3)", "Hartigan's" belongs with the latter version, which is closer to the "Humors of Ennistymon (1) (The)"). See also note for "Groom."

Source for notated version: John Carey, a native of Limerick [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 148, p. 85. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 816, p. 152. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 3, p. 17. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed's Irish Choice), 1994; p. 5 (the lead to the third part was learned from concertina player Marian Gill in London).

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
See also the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection [3]




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