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Tune ID#4508 (Killeigh Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Killeigh 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 CDrny 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Killeigh Hornpipe, The / Cornphíopa Chill Aichidh / The Bellharbour / Bellharbour / The Belharbour / The Belharbour Hornpipe / The Bel Harbour Hornpipe (1st in set Bellharbour on MHyDLd 1) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Chief O'Neill's Visit #6306) (composed by John Brady)
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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).
~19922#1
[FireAfl] Matt Molloy, Seán Keane, Liam O'Flynn. The Fire Aflame. Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes). For this tune: Matt (B flute).
~19954#2
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
20034#1
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
~200314#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20077#2
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~20087#2
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar). For this tune: Brendan M (D flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Stack of Wheat
CDrny 3
Plains of Boyle
PttW
Magh Seola
TndUp
Played beforeOn Albums
Glenside Cottage
FireAfl
Harp & Shamrock
JCt 4

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): 1992