Miss Rochelle Rudoph's Hornpipe

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MISS ROCHELLE RUDOLPH'S HORNPIPE. Irish, Hornpipe (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was composed by fiddler Patrick O'Leary, a native of County Cavan (b. 1851) who emigrated as a youth to Australia, on the occasion of the first visit of a relative (for whom the hornpipe was named) to his new country. O'Leary rose to the position of head attendant of Mental Hospital, Parkside, Adelaide. O'Neill devoted several pages (pp. 379-384) to the fiddler and his anecdotes in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913), and inserted a photograph of him as well.

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Source for notated version: Patrick O'Leary (Eastwood, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia) [O'Neill]. O'Leary's brother and sister resided in Chicago and were friends of collector Frances O'Neill's, who heard O'Leary's phonograph recordings at their home when he visited the siblings.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 360, p. 184.

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