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X:1 T:Jig T:Prince Charles [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:2 sharps in the key signature in Goodman's ms. S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 135. Mid-19th century, County Cork F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A B|Ace a2e|faf ecA|def ecA|GBB B2c| Ace a2e|faf ecA|Bcd cBA|FAA A2:| |:d|cAA eAA|fAA eAA|def ecA|GBB B2d| cAA eAA|fAA eAA|Bcd cBA|FAA A2:|]

PRINCE CHARLES [2]. AKA - "Prince Charles' Jig." AKA and see "Charlie Stewart (1)," "French Fancy Dance." American (?), Jig. A Mixoldyian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A jig of unknown provenance printed by in Boston music publisher Elias Howe's publications. Fr. John Quinn finds a close version in Howe's Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882) under the title "French Fancy Dance." Perhaps the earliest sound recording is from 1908 by violinist Charles D’Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D’Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as “instructor on violin” in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 60. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 90.

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