Annotation:Hiúdaí Gallagher's March

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HIUDAI GALLAGHER'S MARCH. AKA and see "Darby Gallagher's (2)," "Gallagher's March," "Murphy's Delight." Irish, Jig. Ireland, Co. Donegal. A Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. A popular march and double jig in County Donegal. Hugh (Hiudi) Gallagher was a Donegal warpiper born in 1876, son of piper Donal Gallagher (born c. 1840). Fiddler John Doherty played the tune with a raised 7th (g note) in the final bar of each part, "a practice that has been repeated by the numerous musicians, including [the groups] Altan and Fidíl, who have recorded the tune since"[1]

Source for notated version: fiddler John Doherty (1895-1980, County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 85.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 3077, John Doherty - "Bundle and Go" (1977). Green Linnet SIF-1109, Altan - "The Red Crow" (1990).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1] [2]

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  1. Conor Caldwell, "‘Did you hear about the poor old travelling fiddler?’ - The Life and Music of John Doherty", PhD thesis, 2013, p. 320 [3].