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Tune ID#267 (Callaghan's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Callaghan'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 KF (details in the Discography 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):
Callaghan's Hornpipe / Callaghan's Hornpipe (1) / O'Callaghan's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Uí Cheallacháin / O'Byrne's (composed by Padraig O'Keeffe, although only according to book SLoP)

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
195213#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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19522#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
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19698#1
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19813#2
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
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~199314#1
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (E whistle).
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20112#1
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (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 #308 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 120 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #73 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #19 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #61 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 80 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
On page 109 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As hp #40 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
On page 93 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 1952