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Tune ID#2033 (Walsh's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Walsh'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 JDa 1 (transposed) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Walsh's Hornpipe / Willy Walsh's Hornpipe / Walshe's Hornpipe / Welsh's / Cornphíopa an Bhreathnaigh / Cornphíopa an Bhreatnaigh (also in G or E; with 2nd part as intro on KB IC)
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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).
19778#1
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina).
197721#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Jackie Daly (concertina).
~19793#1
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
~198913#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
19988#1
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~200412#2
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
20113#3
[KRyan] Karen Ryan. The Coast Road. Karen Ryan (fiddle, banjo, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Frisco
OMcD 1
McGlinchey's Hornpipe
KRyan
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Torn Petticoat
KB Pr, KB IC
Boys of Bluehill
JOL 2

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 #312 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #90 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #119 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 215 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #56 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #266 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1970