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Tune ID#297 (Champion Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Champion 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 ApW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe24AABBb Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Champion Hornpipe, The / The Champion
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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).
~198112#2
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~19965#1
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Low Level
ApW
Played beforeOn Albums
High Level
ApW
Last Night's Fun
JCt 2

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981