Miss Lacey’s hornpipe

Also known as The Organ.

Miss Lacey’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Miss Lacey's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Miss Lacey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFGA GBAG | FGAB c2BA | BcdB ecAF | G2GG G2 :|
|: d2 |edef gfed | egfa g2dc | BcdB cBAG | FGAF D2Bd |
edef gfed | egfa g2dc | BcdB ecAF | G2GG G2 :|
X: 2
T: Miss Lacey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2 | GFGA B2AG | FGAB c2BA | GFGA B2AG | FAD2 FAD2 |
GFGA B2AG | FGAB c2BA | BdBG AcAF | G2B2 G2 :|
|: d2 |edef g2d2 | edef g2d2 | BdG2 BdG2 | FAD2 FAD2 |
edef g2d2 | edef g2d2 | BdBG AcAF | G2B2 G2 :|

Seven comments

Miss Lacey’s

I heard this one at a session this past weekend. I didn’t find it with a quick search at this site, so I thought it might be nice to add it here for general consumption.


Do you know where this tune is from? Is it Irish or English? and should I be playing it with a dotted rhythm like Irish hornpipes? Nice tune.

Origin of Miss Lacey’s

Hi Roisin,

I don’t know, but I am guessing that it is of Irish origin. When I heard it played, it was with an Irish-style dotted rhythm. Thanks for the tune compliment.

"Hidden Fermanagh: Traditional Music and Song from County Fermanagh"

Cyril Maguire, transcriptions by Sharon Creasey (a Sesh member)
Fermanagh Traditional Music Society, 2003
ISBN: 0-9546200-0-3

Page 118: "Miss Lacey’s Hornpipe"

Note: From ‘The Gunn Book’. As with many hornpipes in this manuscript, we have not found any other references to a tune of this name.

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz


MISS LACEY’S HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Mona’s Delight.” Irish, Hornpipe. The tune bears some resemblance to an untitled Pennsylvania collected reel (Bayard {Dance to the Fiddle}, 1981; No. 100, pg. 59). Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1986; No. 214 (appears as untitled hornpipe). Roche Collection, 1982, vol. 2, No. 226.

found this one in a manuscript written by a piper from Aughrim, Wicklow. Apparently it was played around the area years ago…

The Organ Hornpipe

I have transcribed a version here that appears in a fiddle manuscript belonging to Francis Reynolds of Gaigue, Ballinamuck that was written c.1885. He entitles it ‘The Organ Hornpipe".