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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1377 (Murphy's Hornpipe)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Murphy's Hornpipe / Murphy's / Murphys / Murphy's Hornpipes [sic] (as Name unknown on OMT)
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).
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Brendan.
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Patrick (C pipes).
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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 #1624 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #856 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 179 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As hp #2 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As hp #38 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|On page 120 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. |
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