Joe McGann’s Fiddle hornpipe

Also known as Joe McGall’s Fiddle.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Joe McGann's Fiddle has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Joe McGann's Fiddle
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|ABde fedc|BdgB A2dc|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
ABde fedc|BdgB A2dc|Bege fafd|e2d2 d3f|
ABde fedc|BdgB A2dc|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
ABde fedc|BdgB A2dc|Bege fafd|e2d2 d2fg|
adfa gdBd|gBdg fdAd|gdBg fdAf|ed B/2 c/2 d eA e/2 f/2 g|
adfa gdBd|gBdg fdAd|Bege fafd|e2d2 d2 e/2 f/2 g|
adfa gdBd|gBdg fdAd|gdBg fdAf|edB/2c/2 d eA e/2 f/2 g|
adfa gdBd|gBdg fdAd|Bege fafd|e2d2 d4
Adfd Aege|fdaf ecac|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
Adfd Aege|fdaf ecac|Bege fafd|e2d2 d3A|
Adfd Aege|fdaf ecac|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
Adfd Aege|fdaf ecac|Bege fafd|e2d2
d2e/2f/2g|
fgag fedc|BdBg fdAd|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
fgag fedc|BdBg fdAd|Bege fafd|e2d2 d2fg|
fgag fedc|BdBg fdAd|BdgB Adfa|gfed cea2|
fgag fedc|BdBg fdAd|Bege fafd|e2d2 d3f|
X: 2
T: Joe McGann's Fiddle
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f|A>Bd>e f>ed>c|B>dg>B A2d>c|B>dg>B A>df<a|g>fe>d c<ea2|
A>Bd>e f>ed>c|B>dg>B A2d>c|B>eg>e f<af>d|e2d2 d3:|
|:g|f>ga>g f>ed>c|B<dB<g f>dA>d|B>dg>B A>df>a|g>fe>d c<ea2|
f>ga>g f>ed>c|B<dB<g f>dA>d|B>dg>e f<af>d|e2d2 d3:|
|:a|A>df>d A>eg>e|f>da>f e>ca>c|B>dg>B A>df<a|g>fe>d c<ea2|
A>df>d A>eg>e|f>da>f e>ca>c|B>dg>e f<af>d|e2d2 d3:|
|:(3efg |a>df<a g>dB>d|g>Bd<g f>dA>d|g>dB>g f>dA>f |e>d(3Bcd e>A(3efg|
a>df<a g>dB>d|g>Bd<g f>dA>d|B>dg>e f<af>d |e2d2 d2 :|]

Eight comments

Composed by…………….

Captain D.R.McLennan - brother of G.S.

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Mistake………..

Sorry, Conan - 2nd and 4th parts are the wrong way round.

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Hehe you’re right!
I only realised it once I heard the tune on a recording which i "took delivery of" just before Christmas!


Thanks Kenny, appreciate that mate.

Many thanks

Conán

Joe McGann’s Fiddle

Noted in "Fiddle music of the Scottish Highlands"
-Ceol na fidhle- (Pub; Taigh na Teud) as ‘The Ladies Hornpipe.’
and as played by Ashley MacIsaac on CD -‘Fine, thank-you very much’.

Pointing Joe McGann’s Fiddle

This is a purpose-built Highland pipe tune. The notes in the version here are unpointed, which makes connecting notes as significant as major melody notes. For those who don’t know the Highland bagpipe hornpipe idiom, this destroys the tune!

Now, most good musicians folk and traditional Celtic musicians will naturally point the music by "feel." Usually, the formula for this type of hornpipe is a very strong dot-cut-dot-cut, but with a number of critical dot-cut-cut-dot groups.

There are more modern rounded hornpipes (very popular today), often called hornreels, but this ain’t one of ‘em.

Thanks,
Israelpiper
(David)

Maybe you’d like to add the "abcs" to the "pointed" version here under comments ?

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Joe McGann’s Fiddle, X:2

One of my favourite tunes.
This is the version played by Duncan McGillivray on Battlefield’s Stand Easy album. The pipe grace notes are omitted for clarity, but the dotted rythm is there.