McCuskers' Delight

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McCUSKERS' DELIGHT. AKA and see "Ariel Hornpipe," "Ball and Pin." Irish, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title references the McCusker Brothers Ceili Band, who recorded in the 78 RPM era. However, the tune appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Ariel Hornpipe" and as "Ball and Pin". The latter version (and title) was re-worked by bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker as "Ball and Chain Hornpipe."

The McCusker Brothers

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Recorded sources: Avoca 33-AV 138, McCusker Brothers Ceili Band - "Irish Country Dances" (196?). Front Hall FHR-010, Bill Spence and Fennig's All Stars" (1977).

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