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Tune ID#565 (Dwyer's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dwyer'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 SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe64AABBCCDDG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dwyer's Hornpipe / O'Dwyer's Hornpipe / Dwyer's / The Waterford Hornpipe (1st in set Cornphíopa Uí Chaoimh / O'Keeffe's Hornpipes on JOL 2, which setting skips the 3rd part; setting on MMlny 2 uses structure CCBBDD) (compare An Gasúr Mór #706)

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
~19733#2
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~198012#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar).
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~19895#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
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~19971#1
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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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 #1597 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #842 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 173 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #105 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #271 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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