Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1266 (McMahon's)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
McMahon's / McMahon's Hornpipe / James McMahon's Hornpipe / Sean Ryan's Hornpipe / [misspelled as:] Séan Rians / Trip to Vermont / Paddy O'Brien's (composed by Seán Ryan)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Jimmy Hogan (accordion).
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute).
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie (concertina).
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute).
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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 #72 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As hp #46 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|On page 23 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. |
|As tune #264 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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): 1958