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Tune ID#1861 (Sweep's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sweep's 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 LR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sweep's Hornpipe, The / Cornphíopa an Scuaibín / The Sweeps / The Belfast Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Bhéal Feirste / The Belfast / The Royal Belfast / The Great Eastern / The Great Western / Millicent's Favourite
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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).
~19472.2#1
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
~194818#1
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19585#1
199410#3
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
199520#1
~20006#1
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum). For this tune: with Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
~20095#2
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute).
20148#1
[CtlnCrn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Caitlín Ciarán. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle). For this tune: Ciarán (fiddle).
~201419#2
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Golden Eagle
JDr 1
Bunglas Lass
JWynn 2
Swan
NnNCsd
Played beforeOn Albums
Harvest Home
JDrn
Friendly Visit
LR 1
Galway Hornpipe
KMKerry
Showman's Fancy
CLnn 1
Miss McLeod
CtlnCrn

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 #1613 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #852 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #108 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #88 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 177 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 207 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #240 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 198 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #3 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #53 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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