Midnight Dance (The)

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MIDNIGHT DANCE, THE (Rince Meadon-Oidce). AKA and see "Old Tanglefoot," "Palmetto Hornpipe." Irish(?), Hornpipe (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe is a version of "Old Tanglefoot" and "Palmetto Hornpipe," both printed in William Bradbury Ryan's Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). Francis O'Neill used many tunes from Ryan's Mammoth Collection if he thought they might have an Irish provenance or may have been derived from Irish sources. He would often change the name of the tunes to a more Irish or neutral-sounding title, if Ryan's titles did not suit his purposes. The hornpipe has an English provenance, with versions of the hornpipe appearing in musicians manuscript collections in the first half of the 19th century as "Manchester Hornpipe (2)," "Portsmouth Hornpipe (2)", "Prince Regent's Hornpipe (2)," "Ror Hornpipe," and others.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 176. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1608, p. 298.






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