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MULLIN'S FANCY. AKA and see "Packie Dolan's," "Rising Sun (6)," "Strawberry Blossom (1) (The)," "Boys of Ballynahinch (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Miller & Perron): AAB (Taylor). Not commonly played or recorded. The tune is a variant of the Scottish melody "Nae Luck About the House" and as a pipe reel with a Gaelic title that translates as "Over the Isles to America." The single jig "Christmas Eve (3)" is a setting of the tune in triple time. County Longford fiddler Patrick James "Packie" Dolan's 1928 recording of the melody has proved influential.

Additional notes

Packie Dolan

Sources for notated versions: - set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann in the 1980's [Taylor]; a 1920's recording by fiddler Packie Dolan (1904-1932, Aghadowry, near Ballinamuck, County Longford & New York) [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 7. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 91. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 9 (appears as "Mullen's Fancy").

Recorded sources: -Green Linnet SIF3040, De Dannan - "Ballroom" (1987). Morning Star 45001, Packie Dolan. Shanachie SH 29009, "Andy McGann & Paul Brady" (learned from Katherine Brennan). Shanachie SH 33001, Packie Dolan. Néillidh Mulligan - "The Leitrim Thrush." (learned from Packie Dolan). Victor 21484 (78 RPM), Dolan's Melody Boys (1928). Yazoo 7009, Packie Dolan (et al) - "The Wheels of the World vol. 2" (1996).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]
Hear Packie Dolan's 1928 recording at Juneberry 78's [3] [4]

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