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HICK'S HORNPIPE ("Crannciuil Uigs" or "Crannciuil Uí h-Iocaig"). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O'Neill never heard anyone else, save his source Hicks, play the tune, nor could he find it in previously printed sources. The first strain of Isidore Soucy's "Quadrille canadien -- 4ème partie" is similar to the second strain of "Hick's Hornpipe," particularly in the first three measures. Jean Duval also finds similarities between "Hick's Hornpipe" and Isidore Soucy's "Gigue du carnaval (1928), but perhaps not a cognate relationship.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Hicks (c. 1880's), "celebrated from Washington to Boston as a great Irish piper, a protégé of 'Sporting' Captain Kelly of the Curragh of Kildare [O'Neill]. In a 1906 letter to Alfred Percival Graves in 1906 (printed in "A Few Gossipy Notes" in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, London, O'Neill wrote: “More than a third of a century ago, a renowned Irish piper named John Hicks, a protégé of the sporting Captain Kelly, from the Curragh of Kildare, came to Chicago to fill an engagement at a theatre. Among the tunes memorized from his playing were “Paddy in London (1)”, “Hick’s Hornpipe,” and the 1st and 3rd parts for “Old Grey Goose (1).”

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 168. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1572, p. 291. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 823, p. 142.






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