Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2460 (Fisher'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):
Fisher's Hornpipe / Fisher's / The Fishers / The Fisher / The Fisherman's / The Fisherman's Hornpipe / Fisherman's Hornpipe / The Fisherman's Lilt / Wigs on the Green / Ballymanus Fair / The Egg Hornpipe / The Egg / Lord Howe's / Lord Home's / Blanchard's / The College / The Blacksmith's Hornpipe (also in G; includes a fairly wide range of settings in the middle bars)
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).
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. 1st time James Morrison (fiddle), then with Michael Carney (pipes).
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe.
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Pakie (concertina).
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Gerry Bevan (fiddle)..
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #1575 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #1576 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #825 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #181 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. |
|As tune #105 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
|As tune #98 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. |
|On page 168 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 13 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. |
|As tune #63 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. |
|On page 107 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. |
|As tune #100 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. |
|On page 203 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As hp #22 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