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Tune ID#4366 (Durang's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Durang'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 PS 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Durang's Hornpipe / Durang's Barndance / Durang's / Durangs (also as barndance or hornpipe) (composed by a Mr. Hoffmaster in 1785 in New York)
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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).
~1991A.6#1
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki).
~19939#1
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals).
~201413#2
[MCrJD 2] Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. Rolling On. Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Con Fada's Barndance
MCrJD 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Clogger's Quilt
MotS 1
Bag of Spuds
PS 4

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 #1772 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #936 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 215 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #191 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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