Pride of Rockchapel (1) (The)

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PRIDE OF ROCKCHAPEL, THE. AKA and see “McFadden's Handsome Daughter.” Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’B. A two-part version of “McFadden’s Handsome Daughter,” collected by Francis O'Neill from Chicago fiddler John McFadden who played it in three parts. New Jersey Accordion player Luke O’Malley reports that this tune was popularized in the New York City region by John McGrath and disseminated by his students, and probably received its title from a series of Sunday night dances held at the Rockchapel Ballromm on 86th St. “Paddy Killoran, as far as I know, picked it up from him. The dances were run by John O'Neil and Murty Collins (d.) and Paddy Killoran played in the band at times.”

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