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POPPY LEAF HORNPIPE. American, Canadian, Irish; Hornpipe. USA, New England. Canada; Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, McNulty, Miller & Perron, Mulvihill): AA’BB’ (Cranford). "Can be used as a Clog" (Cole). The tune first appeared in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883), and its direct successor Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes (1940), from which it was picked up by both Irish(-American) and Canadian fiddlers. It was recorded, for example, in the mid-20th century by Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, and by Irish fiddler Kathleen Gardiner Harrington. County Sligo-born Harrington (1903-1984) was a one-time member of the All-Ireland champion Kincora Ceili Band, formed in 1937, whose members included (at various times) Joe Liddy (fiddle), Tom Liddy (accordion), John Egan (flute), Pat O'Brien (fiddle), Benny Carey (drums), Kathleen O'Connor (piano) and John Joe Gardiner.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Brenda Stubbert (b. 1959, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) [Cranford]; Peter Chaisson, Jr., b. 1942 (Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 97. Cranford (Brenda Stubbert’s), 1994; No. 80, p. 29. McNulty (Dance Music of Ireland), 1965; p. 26. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddler's Repertory), 1983; No. 78. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 14, p. 92. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 60. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 132.

Recorded sources : - Brenda Stubbert - “House Sessions” (1992). Celtic CX 34, "Winston Scotty Fitzgerald and His Radio Entertainers." Green Linnett SIF1035, Brian Conway & Tony De Marco - "The Apple in Winter" (1981. Learned from Paddy Reynolds). HMV IM336 (78 RPM), Dublin Metropolitan Garda Ceilidhe Band (last tune in hornpipe medley. The band included County Leitrim musician Joe Liddy, among others). LEADER LER-2074, "Alistair Anderson Plays English Concertina" (1972). Oxford 38960 (78 RPM), Kathleen Harrington (unissued acetate). Rounder Records 1123, Kathleen Harrington - "Milestone at the Garden: Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era" (1996. Various artists).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear Scotty Fitzgerald's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [4]



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