Jackie Roach's Favorite
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JACKIE ROACH'S FAVORITE. AKA - "Jackie Roche's Favourite." AKA and see "Gone to the Dogs," "Morrison's Favorite," "Pilgrim (The)," "Pilgrimage (The)." Irish, Jig. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. According to Dan Collins the tune was composed by John McGrath. It appears in the music manuscripts of Bronx fiddler James Morrison  (1893–1947, originally from County Sligo), Roche's teacher, as "The Pilgrimage," with the hand-written direction "don't play this fast." Jackie's name, on his albums, is spelled Roche.
Source for notated version: the late New York fiddler Jackie Roche (at one time a prize student of Sligo/Bronx fiddler James Morrison) via Dan Collins [Black].
Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 250, p. 133.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info