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Tune ID#482 (Wicklow Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wicklow 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 Ch 3 (transposed to D) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wicklow Hornpipe, The / The Wicklow / Delahunty's Hornpipe / Delahunty's / Delahanty's Hornpipe / Delahaunty's / The Homebrew Hornpipe / Homebrew Hornpipe / The Home Brew / Home Brew / The Kerry Hornpipe / Kerry Hornpipe / Road to Boyle / The Road to Boyle / The Groves of Slaney / Groves of Slaney / John Quinn's / John Quinn's (1) / The Iron Gate / Iron Gate / Sonny Murray's (1st in set Bells of Athenry on OTUS1) (also in Major) (compare parts of several of the compositions by Paddy Moloney on Ch BIH)

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
192819#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Mike Flanagan (banjo).
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~19708#1
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19733#2
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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199211#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
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19931.6#1
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon).
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~199413#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Colette Gaffney (whistle).
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~19954#1
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), with Micho Russell (whistle).
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~19976#1
[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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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 #1579 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #828 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 28 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #67 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 169 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #226 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As hp #37 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #78 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 215 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #16 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As hp #48 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #263 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 116 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