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X:1 T:Kildare Fancy M:2/4 L:1/16 R:Hornpipe S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland, No. 1559 Z:Transcribed by Michael Hogan K:D d>B | A>FD>F A>Fd>B | (3ABA F>A f>ed>c | B>AB>f g>ef>d | e>dc>B A2d>B | A>FD>F A>Fd>B | (3ABA F>A f>ed>c | B>AB>f g>ef>d | e>c (3ABc d2 :| |:d>e| f>dc>d B>dA>F | D>dc>d f>dc>d | e>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA | (3efe (3dcB A2d>e | f>dc>d B>dA>F | D>dc>d f>dc>d | e>Af>A g>Af>A | e>c (3ABc d2 :||

KILDARE FANCY, THE ("Roga Cille-Dara" or "Rogha Chill Dara"). AKA and see “Kildare Hornpipe (1) (The)," "Pantomime Reel (2)," "Union Hornpipe (3)," "Victor Bowden's Hornpipe.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 'Kildare', derived from the Irish Gaelic cill dara, means 'Church of the Oaks' or "the 'cell' by the oak' (referring to a monastery founded by St. Bride). The melody was first recorded under the "Kildare Fancy" title by early 20th century stage piper Patsy Tuohey, and has become a favorite of pipers in general. "Pantomime Reel (2)" is Boston editor William Bradbury Ryan's title for the tune, however, as with many hornpipes its provenance is complicated, and there are versions from England, Ireland and Scotland as well. It appears, for example, as an untitled hornpipe in the c. 1880 music manuscript of George H. Watson, of Swanton Abbot, Norfolk (No. 75 in the ms.). The hornpipe uses a portion of the melodic material also covered in "Cincinatti Hornpipe (1)," "Cliff Hornpipe," "Cork Hornpipe (1)," "Dundee Hornpipe," "Duxberry Hornpipe," "Fred Wilson's Clog," "Harvest Home (1)," "Higgins' Hornpipe," "Kephart's Clog" (Pa.), "Liverpool Hornpipe (2) (The)" (Bayard's No. 2), "Paine's Reel," "Pantomime Reel (2)," "Ruby Lip," "Snyder's Jig" (Pa.), "Standard Hornpipe," "Union Hornpipe (3)," "Wilson's Clog (1)," "Zig-Zag Hornpipe/Clog."

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Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. II), 1976; No. 298, p. 153. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 78. Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 1994; p. 32. Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 245. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 265, p. 151. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 320, p. 158. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 164. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1559, p. 283. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 809, p. 140.

Recorded sources : - Alcazar Dance Series FR 203, Rodney Miller - "New England Chestnuts" (1980. Learned from the playing of Adirondack fiddler Larry Older). Flying Fish FF-055, The Red Clay Ramblers - "Merchants Lunch" (1977).

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