Quigley’s Reel

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QUIGLEY'S REEL. AKA and see "Atlanta Hornpipe," "Batchelder's Reel," "Quig's Reel." New England, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is named for Nelson, New Hampshire, fiddler Al(bert) Quigley (1891-1961, Nelson, N.H.), who used to play for Ralph Page's dances. Page [1] (1903-1985) called him one of "the best fiddlers of my own era." He was a friend and pupil of another New England fiddler, Alvah Batchelder (1879-1968) of Frankfort, Maine, from whom he learned this tune. However, the melody predated both musicians and was printed in the Boston-published Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Atlanta Hornpipe."

[ Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Page (Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 21. Page, Northern Junket, vol. 9, No. 2, Feb. 1968; p. 27.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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