Minstrel's Fancy

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MINSTREL'S FANCY. AKA - "Minstrel's Favourite," "Minstrel's Hornpipe." AKA and see "Buck From the Mountain (The)," "Clog du couronnement" (Coronation Clog), "McElligott's Fancy," "Pioneer Clog (The)," "Hanover Hornpipe." Scottish, English, Canadian, American; Hornpipe or Clog. USA, New England. Canada; Prince Edward Island, Ontario. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Minstrel's Fancy" is a hornpipe that can be found under a variety of titles. "Minstrel's Fancy" is the name it goes by in Ryan's Mammoth (1883) and Kerr's Merry Melodies (c. 1880's), publications that were widely disseminated. O'Neill printed the tune as "McElligott's Fancy." It was recorded in the 78 RPM era by flute player John McKenna under the title "Buck From the Mountain (The)," and by Albert Allard in Montreal for Starr Records in 1937 as "Clog du couronnement" (Coronation Clog). It can be found elsewhere as an untitled hornpipe (Bayard, P.D. Reidy). See note for "McElligott's Fancy" for more.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - George MacPhee (b. 1941, Monticello, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Dawson Girdwood (Perth, Ontario) [Bégin].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 416, pp. 395-396 (appears as an untitled clog). Bégin (Fiddle Music in the Ottawa Valley: Dawson Girdwood), 1985; No. 18, p. 31. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 119 (listed as a 'Clog'). Craig (The Empire Collection of Hornpipes), c. 1890's; p. 4 (appears as "Minstrel's Hornpipe"). Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 2), 1954; p. 4. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 368, p. 40. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; p. 48. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 113, p. 71. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 80. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 165. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 157.

Recorded sources: -Fretless 132, "Ron West: Vermont Fiddler."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]



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