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Tune ID#1140 (Liverpool Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Liverpool 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 MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Liverpool Hornpipe, The / Liverpool Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Learphoill / The Liverpool / An Learpholl / Liverpool / London Hornpipe / The Grove Hornpipe (1st in set McKenna's Farewell on HG; 1st in set The Liverpool Hornpipe (Banjo set) on MOCCH 1) (also singled, also with 3 parts, also in G)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19158#2
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
19271.4#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
193718#2
19382#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
194921#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Micky Doherty (fiddle).
~194914#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Frank Fallon's Orchestra.
196010#2
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
~196722#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
197433#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
19878#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
~199318#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~19938#1
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
19946#1
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19954#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: Robbie (B pipes).
~199616#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~20071.7#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
~20079#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: (banjo), (C melodeon).
~20088#1
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).
~200912#2
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).
20119#1
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rights of Man
JKm
Lord Mayo
TnRadio
Off to California
GD
Harvest Home
ECr
Wonder
JB 4
Sliabh na mBan
PoNY
Played beforeOn Albums
Pretty Maggie Morrissey
MC, HG, CLnn 2
Red-Haired Boy
IDM 2, Hmdgr
Derry Hornpipe
JD 3, TDrty
Jack's the Lad
JKm
Leitrim Fancy
JCnly 1
Quarrelsome Piper
JDr 1
Stack of Barley
Whr
Johnny Mhosai's Reel
MOCCH 1
Quilty
PoNY
McMahon's
PMcGl 2

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1565 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #816 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #87 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 166 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 17 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
As tune #29 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #96 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 208 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #34 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