Blacksmith's Fancy (The)

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 Theme code Index    5431 4242
 Also known as    Rogha an Ghabha, Donegal Reel (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    IRELAND(Ulster)
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Brendan Breathnach & Jackie Small
 Book/Manuscript title    Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 5
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 193
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1999
 Artist    John Doherty
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Gael-Linn CEF 072/073
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

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."

X: 1
T:Blacksmith's Fancy
S:Seamus & Kevin Glackin
D:Northern Lights
Z:Adrian Scahill
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