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JACK DOYLE'S FAVOURITE. Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Jack Doyle is an accordion player who emigrated to New York in 1947, playing professionally in New York and Chicago before returning in 1963 to Ireland, where he settled near Tralee, Co. Kerry. Doyle grew up in a family of musicians; his parents played the concertina, flute and fiddle, and his brother Simon also played the fiddle. He was a friend of John McGrath's, and was a grand-nephew of County Sligo/Bronx fiddler "Professor" James Morrison. See also Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976, No. 226 (listed as "gan anim," untitled) for another version of this tune, from the piping of Felix Dolan.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 29, p. 22.

Recorded sources: Shaskeen - "My Love is in America" (appears as "Untitled").




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