McDermott's No. 2

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McDERMOTT'S NO. 2. AKA and see "McDermott's Hornpipe (3)." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Similar to the "Flowers of Antrim (1) (The)," "Marquis of Lorne (1)," "Sligo Fancy" family of tunes. The tune is sometimes considered the last parts of a four-part hornpipe recorded in 1922 by New York/County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman under the name "McDermott's," a name which has stuck. The first two parts of the Coleman piece are also called "Galway Hornpipe (1) (The)" or "Baldheaded Bachelor (The)." The set was named by Coleman, credited to Bunnanadden, County Sligo, fiddler and publican Peter James McDermott (b. 1874), who had a strong influence on Coleman when he was learning to play.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 33. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 118 (appears as "McDermott's Hornpipe")

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