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Tune ID#493 (Derry Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Derry 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 BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe64AABBCCDDD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Derry Hornpipe, The / The Derry / Derry Hornpipe / The Londonderry Hornpipe / Delaney's Favorite / Showman's Clog / The Ladies Hornpipe / The Liverpool Hornpipe / Cash's Hornpipe (2nd in set House It Up on KCB 5; 2nd in set Broadway on AcrPond) (also with from 2 to 6 parts in various orders)
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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).
19232#2
19365#2
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
~19448#1
[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19551.7#2
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
~195714#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Leo (pipes), Leon (piano).
~19598#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
197433#2
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
19784#2
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
~1978A.9#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19785#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19795#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann.
198611#1
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
19927#1
[DOEI] Dear Old Erin's Isle. Irish Traditional Music from America. Joe Shannon (pipes), John Williams (concertina).
~19938#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
~199612#2
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion).
19977#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
~19974#2
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~20014#2
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Claire.
~20024#2
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
20058#1
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
~200714#2
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
20093#1
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Harvest Home
OTUS2, BtB, JV
Liverpool Hornpipe
JD 3, TDrty
Da Auld Restin' Chair
EOD
By the Old Fairy Fort
JBrosnan
Johnny Burke's
KCB 5
Dunphy's Hornpipe
HOP
Mullingar Races
AcrPond
Murphy's
PHGH 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Cuckoo's Nest
SE 5
Fisher's Hornpipe
TJC
Good-Natured Man
LBCK

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 #1753 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #925 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #209 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #96 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #131 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 210 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #227 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As hp #17 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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