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Tune ID#1377 (Murphy's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Murphy's Hornpipe about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book 1850 (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Murphy's Hornpipe / Murphy's / Murphys / Murphy's Hornpipes [sic] (as Name unknown on OMT)

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
~19976#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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~199910#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
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~19994#2
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
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~199917#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Brendan.
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~20018#2
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Patrick Davey (pipes).
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~20093#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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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.
As tune #1624 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #856 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 179 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #2 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As hp #38 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 120 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1903