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PARKER'S FANCY. AKA and see "Jack O'Neill's Fancy," "Jim Coleman's (5)," "Morrison's Hornpipe," "Sweeney's Hornpipe (1)," "Sweep's Hornpipe (2) (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Recorded in New York by fiddler Hugh Gillespie (1906-1986), originally from near Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland. Gillespie named several of his tunes for Irish music-loving hosts whose houses were always open to musicians to gather and play; hosts such as Con Crowley, Paddy Finley and Dick Cosgrove (according to Tony Engle and Tony Russell's liner notes of Tppic 12T364). Perhaps Parker was one.
Hugh Gillespie

County Sligo flute player Seamus Tansey recorded the tune under the title "Jim Coleman's," named for the brother of renowned 78 RPM recording artist Micheal Coleman, both of whom were fiddlers (Jim Coleman was said by some to have been even more accomplished that his famous brother). Micheal Coleman himself recorded the tune in a medley with the hornpipe "Harvest Home (1)", although it was unnamed on the 1921 Columbia record label (only "Harvest Home" appears as the title.

See note for "Morrison's Hornpipe" for more.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 227, p. 132.

Recorded sources : - Decca 12225 (78 RPM), Hugh Gillespie (1939). Topic 12T364, "Hugh Gillespie: Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music" (1978. Re-released as Topic TSDL364).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Gillespie's 1939 recording on [2]

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