Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1718 (Rickett's Hornpipe)
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):
Rickett's Hornpipe / Rickett's / Ricket's Hornpipe / The Sailor's Hornpipe / The Sailors Hornpipe / Sailor's Hornpipe #2 / Sailor's Hornipe No. 2 / Galway Bay / Manchester Hornpipe / The Manchester (for 6th figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2) (compare College Hornpipe in Cole's)
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).
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
[BFair] Ballinasloe Fair. Early Recordings of Irish Music in America. Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band.
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
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 #1578 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #827 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #206 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. |
|As tune #103 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
|On page 169 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 229 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
|On page 212 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As hp #35 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
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