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Tune ID#116 (Banks Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Banks Hornpipe about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
HornpipeEb Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Banks Hornpipe / The Banks / The Banks Medley / Souvenir de Venice / Morgan's / Cornphíopa Uí Mhuireagáin (composed by Parazotti) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~195016#1
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Louis E. Quinn (fiddle), James O'Beirne [Lad O'Beirne] (fiddle).
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~19734#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19778#1
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
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19906#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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~19989#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer). For this tune: Enda (fiddle).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 34 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1950