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MERRYMAKER'S CLUB (Cumann na Sugairead). AKA and see "Norfolk Hornpipe (2) (The)," "Omnibus (The)," "Stage Hornpipe (1) (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe was composed in the first half of the 19th century by Tyneside fiddler James Hill as "Omnibus (The)," and was made famous by County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, who recorded it as "Stage Hornpipe (1) (The)."
Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and transcriber for many of Francis O'Neill's tunes [O'Neill].
Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1775, p. 331. Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1986; 7.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info