McFadden's Handsome Daughter

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X:1 T:McFadden's Handsome Daughter M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1289 K:A E3F ABcA|BABa ecAF|(3EEE FG A2 af|ecBd cAAF| E3F ABcA|BABa ecAF|(3EEE FG A2 af|ecBd cAAg|| aece fgaf|edcA BF ~F2|aece fgaf|edcB Ac (3efg| aece aecA|B2 cA BAFA|agfe fgaf|edcB ABcd|| c e2 f ecac|ecac f(B ~B2)|c e2 f ecac|EFAe cA A2| ceef ecac|ecac f(B ~B2)|cefg abaf|ec (3efg aecA||



McFADDEN'S HANDSOME DAUGHTER (Ingean Datamuil Mic Paidin). AKA and see "Pride of Rockchapel (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. A Major (Miller, O'Malley, O'Neill, Vallely): G Major (Alewine). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Malley): ABC (O'Neill, Vallely): AA'B: AABC (Miller). Parts of O'Neill's three-part tune, collected from Chicago fiddler John McFadden, are similar "My Love is Fair and Handsome (2)," as recorded by County Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran in New York on a c. 1950's 78 RPM recording (the other side included the jig "The Pride of Rockchapel," which has led to some confusion with that name being applied to this reel). As O'Neill had already collected the unrelated "My Love is Fair and Handsome (1)," it is possible that he rechristened McFadden's more elaborate three-part settling in order to distinguish it from the other reel. "Coming Home from the Bog" is a related tune. "McFadden's Handsome Daughter" was the last commercial recording by fiddler James Morrison [1] (1893‑1947), originally from Ballymote, County Sligo. The first strain of Canon James Goodman's "Miss Kelly's (2)" is cognate with the first strain of "McFadden's Handsome Daughter."
John McFadden


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddle player John McFadden, originally from near Westport, County Mayo, then living in Chicago, and a musician whose skills at playing and improvisation O'Neill admired [O'Neill]; fiddler and accordion player John McGrath (1900-1955) [O'Malley].

Printed sources : - Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 25. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 209, p. 130. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 67, p. 34. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1289, p. 242. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 554, p. 103. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; No. 48, p. 42. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club), vol. 3; 19.

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001). Green Linnet GLCD 3009, Kevin Burke - "If the Cap Fits" (1978). Green Linnet SIF 3018, "Molloy/Peoples/Brady." Shanachie SH-78010, Solas - "Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers" (1997). "Music at Matt Molloy's." Four Men and a Dog - "Barking Mad." Matt Molloy & John Carty with Arty McGlynn - "Pathway to the Well" (2008).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]



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