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Tune ID#3255 (Bantry Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bantry 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 SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe64AABBCCDDG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bantry Hornpipe, The / Cornphíopa Beanntraí / Cornphíopa Bheanntraí / The Bantry / Bantry Bay Hornpipe / The Killarney Wonder (mislabeled on EMlny as Ben Hill / The Standing Abbey) (also in F)
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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).
19404#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
194411#2
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19641.14#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
19902.6#2
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle).
20001.9#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
~20076#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
20149#2
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Grainne (harp).
~201517#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Plains of Boyle
LR 1
Quinn of Armagh
BnkShn
Bantry Bay
TAM
Chornphiopa Shéamus Uí Dhubhthaigh
SWlsh 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Pleasures of Hope
SE 6

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 #1779 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #937 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As 6 (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.
On page 217 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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