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PIPER ON HORSEBACK, THE. AKA and see “Mist on the Mountain (1) (The)," "O'Connell's Reel (4).” Irish, Reel. A Mixolydian (‘A’ part) & D Major (‘B’ part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was played in a set with "Merry Harriers (The)/Mick Hoy's/Jig Away the Donkey" by County Donegal musicians Frankie Kennedy (flute) and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (fiddle) on tour in America in the mid-1970's. "Piper on Horseback" sometimes appears as "Jig Away the Donkey" (a different tune) via a mistake on a record label, as sometimes happens with paired tunes in a medley. County Fermanagh musician Eddie Duffy learned the tune as "O'Connell's Reel," from the playing of William Carroll, a flute player from Derrygonnelly.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Dorian Discovery DIS-80103, Helicon - "Horizons" (1992. Learned from fiddler Martin Dowling of Madison, Wisconsin). Green Linnet SIF-1110, Eileen Ivers - "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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