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Tune ID#2460 (Fisher's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fisher's 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 OTPR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fisher's Hornpipe / Fisher's / The Fishers / The Fisher / The Fisherman's / The Fisherman's Hornpipe / Fisherman's Hornpipe / The Fisherman's Lilt / Wigs on the Green / Ballymanus Fair / The Egg Hornpipe / The Egg / Lord Howe's / Lord Home's / Blanchard's / The College / The Blacksmith's Hornpipe (also in G)

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
19294#2
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. 1st time James Morrison (fiddle), then with Michael Carney (pipes).
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194010#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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19522#1
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe.
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~196917#1
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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197121#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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19746#2
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Pakie (concertina).
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197511#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
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198611#2
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
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~19862.9#2
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Gerry Bevan (fiddle)..
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~19915#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, 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.
As tune #1575 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1576 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #825 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #181 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #105 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #98 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 168 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 13 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
As tune #63 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 107 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #100 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 203 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #22 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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