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HIGGINS' HORNPIPE (Crannciuil Uí h-Uiginn). AKA - "O'Higgin's Hornpipe." AKA and see "Cliff Hornpipe," "Wilson's Jig." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Higgins Hornpipe" has long been a favorite tune in uilleann piping repertory, with early recordings by Liam Walsh, Tommy Reck and Leo Rowesome. The tune also has a multiplicity of titles and is popular in many different genres and traditions. Related tunes, with varying degrees of melodic similarity, are "Cincinnati Hornpipe (1)," "Cork Hornpipe (1)," "Dundee Hornpipe," "Fred Wilson's Clog/Hornpipe," "Harvest Home (1)," "Kephart's Clog" (Pa.), "Kildare Fancy," "Ruby Hornpipe," "Ruby Lip," "Seán Ryan's (Hornpipe) ," "Snyder's Jig" (Pa.)," "Standard Hornpipe," "Zig-Zag Hornpipe/Clog." The hornpipe has been attributed to 19th century fiddler James Hill, of Tyneside, Northumberland, renowned for his hornpipe compositions. The earliest recording of the tune is by Brooklyn accordion player John J. "Dutch" Kimmel in 1909. Kimmel, although of German descent, was an influential musician who recorded Irish, Scotch and American melodies. West Virginia/East Kentucky fiddler Ed Hayley played the tune under the title "Wilson's Jig," perhaps because of the melodic similarity in parts with "Wilson's Clog" or "Fred Wilson's Clog."