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HUGH GILLESPIE'S . AKA and see "Dowd's No. 9," "O'Dowd's No. 9," "Jackson's No. 9," "Cow with the Crooked Horn," "Summer in Ireland." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Hugh Gillespie (1906-1986) was a fiddler from Donegal who played and recorded in the United States for much of his career, settling in New York City. Along with contemporaries and fellow expatriates Michael Coleman, James Morrison and Paddy Killoran, Gillespie (who was much influenced by Coleman) was one of the most influential fiddlers of his generation. He recorded the tune in 1939 as "Dowd's Number Nine", and, as sometimes happens with influential players, his name became attached to the tune. In modern times, however, the tune is better known as "Dowd's No. 9/O'Dowd's No. 9," attributed to Sligo fiddler John O'Dowd.
Source for notated version: fiddler Paddy Cronin (b. 1925, Co. Kerry, Ireland), long a resident of Boston, Massachusetts [Miller & Perron].
Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 45. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 75.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 3066, Hugh Gillespie - "Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music" (1991. Reissue of Topic album). Topic 12T364, Hugh Gillespie - "Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music" (1978)
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info