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Tune ID#1248 (McDermott's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of McDermott's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AM (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):
McDermott's / McDermott's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Mhic Dhiarmada / The Flowers of Antrim / The Sligo Fancy / Dunn's Hornpipe / The Newry Hornpipe / The Marquis of Lorne / McCormack's No. 2 (2nd in set McDermott's on MC and on DH 3; 2nd in set McDermotts on AM; 2nd in set Galway Hornpipe on JCt 5) (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).
19221.21#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19655#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
~19775#2
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~198313#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
~199413#1
[SJMcG] Sean and Jim McGuire. Pure Traditional Irish Fiddle Music. Brothers Together. Tribute to their Father. Sean McGuire (fiddle), Jim McGuire (fiddle).
200013#3
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute).
~200011#2
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
~20056#2
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Galway Hornpipe
MC, AM, DH 3, JCt 5
New Century
TMC
County Tyrone
Ch W
Played beforeOn Albums
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
AM
Eclipse
JMcKllp
Galway Hornpipe
SJMcG
Farewell to Erin
JCt 5

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 #1655 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 118 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #106 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #299 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 186 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #31 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 118 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