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Tune ID#3569 (Fitzgerald's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fitzgerald'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 GrHs (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fitzgerald's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Mhic Ghearailt / Fritzgerald's / O'Callaghan's Low / Cornphíopa Íseal Uí Cheallacháin / Humours of Tuamgraney (compare especially 1st part with 1st part of McGovern's Favorite #1257)
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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).
19992#8 (19:45)
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
20013#2
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~201410#1
[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C pipes).
~20152#1
[RskaHll] Éamonn O'Riordan, Tony O'Connell. Rooska Hill. Éamonn O'Riordan (Eb flute), Tony O'Connell (C#/G# concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Tulla
MH 4
Cuckoo's Nest
GrHs
Played beforeOn Albums
Rakish Paddy
MH 4
Hunter's Purse
GrHs
Mrs Crotty's
LoMulc 1
Few Bob
RskaHll

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.
On page 54 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #305 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [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): 1949