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Tune ID#780 (Groves Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Groves 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 ?
Hornpipe80AABBCCDDEEG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Groves Hornpipe, The / Groves Hornpipe / The Groves / Grove's Hornpipe (compare Drunken Sailor #550; compare 1st and 3rd parts with the Bunch of Keys #245 and its relatives) (also without 4th part, also in F Mixolydian)

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
192710#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Michael C. Hanafin (fiddle), Daniel Moroney (whistle).
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~19733#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197613#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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201113#1
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass). For this tune: Mat Walklate (harmonica).
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~20115#1
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
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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 #1598 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #843 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #97 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 173 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #64 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