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Tune ID#561 (Dunphy's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dunphy'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 AIC2 (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):
Dunphy's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Uí Dhonnchaidh / Miss Dunphy's Hornpipe / Dunphy's / Dumphy's / Dumphy's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Uí Mhurcú (1st in set The Stack of Barley on OTPR; in a set titled Tom Has Gone to the Fair on LBCK) (also in A)

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
19267#3
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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192922#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
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19318#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Michael Grogan (accordion).
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193320#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Liam Walsh (pipes).
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~195910#1
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
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~19596#1
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
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~19742#2
[SE 3] Séamus Ennis. The Wandering Minstrel. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197411#2
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Seamus Ennis.
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~19755#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle).
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19783#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (piano).
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19869#2
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle).
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199020#2
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. all sixteen fiddlers (fiddle).
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~19964#2
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
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~199610#2
[JOBM] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
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~19968#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~199711#1
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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~20001.12#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Mike McHale (flute).
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~20014#1
[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: Claire Byrne.
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20022.5#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Keenan (pipes), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~20026#3
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~20026#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
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20066#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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~20073#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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20093#3
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
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~200910#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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~20111#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
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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 #1560 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #810 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #167 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #73 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #301 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 166 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #225 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 202 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #18 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #249 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #55 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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