Michael Gallagher's Reel

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MICHAEL GALLAGHER'S REEL (Ríl Mhichil Uí Ghallchobhair). AKA and see "Gallagher's Fancy," "Leitrim Fancy (1) (The)," "Moran's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Despite the designation 'reel' in the title the tune was recorded as a hornpipe by west Clare piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973), as it was by piper Michael Gallagher in 1924 when he recorded it as the 2nd tune in a set called "Moran's Hornpipes" (see Leitrim Fancy (1) (The) for more on this). Gallagher was known for a staccato style of playing.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CE 18 (78 RPM), Liam (Willie) Clancy. Gael-Linn CEF 075, Liam (Willie) Clancy - "Na Ceirnini 78, 1957-1960" (appears as "Gallagher's Fancy").

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]

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