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TOM HACKETT'S DREAM. AKA and see "Around Loughgill," "Hoban's on 63rd," "Owenmore (2) (The)," "Owen Hacket's Jig, "Road to Ballinakill (The)," "Port Patrick (2)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Meath musician Owen Hackett, in honor of his father (according to his email of 12/30/13). The tune has been in circulation for some decades and has acquired a variety of titles. The tune has sometimes been attributed to the late flute player Mike Rafferty (and others), however, Hackett's claim seems genuine. The tune was recorded by the Boys of the Lough as "Owen Hacket's Jig" on their album "Regrouped" (1980). The The Kilfenora Céili Band recorded it on their album "Set on Stone" (1997) as the first tune in the set of jigs (cut 5), under the title "Port Patrick (2)."

Source for notated version: accordion player Danny O’Mahony via Brendan Taaffe [Fiddler Magazine].

Printed sources: Fiddler Magazine, Spring 2007, vol. 14, No. 1; p. 47.

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