Blacksmith's Fancy (The)
BLACKSMITH'S FANCY, THE (Rogha an Ghabha). AKA and see "Donegal Reel (2)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. This reel was recorded by Donegal fiddlers John Doherty (c. 1895–1980) and Frank Cassidy (d. 1961) playing duet for the Irish Folklore Commission. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh identifies the reel as coming from fiddler John James Connaghan, Mountcharles, County Donegal, a blacksmith by trade, hence the title. Doherty recorded it under the title "The Donegal Reel."
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 5), 1999; No. 193. Mac Aoidh (An Ceol, vol. 2).
Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF 072/073, John Doherty. Gael-Linn CEFCD 140, Séamus & Kevin Glackin – "Na Saighneáin/Northern Lights" (learned from fiddler Frank Cassidy, Teelin, County Donegal). Green Linnet GLCD 1078, Frankie Kennedy & Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – "Altan."
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