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Tune ID#5511 (Hawk's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hawk'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 FONC (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):
Hawk's Hornpipe / The Hawk's Hornpipe / Hawke's Hornpipe / Hawkes / Cornphíopa Uí Eachaigh / Poll Ha'penny / Poll Halpenny / Paul Ha'penny / Mailí Nic Ailpín (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Poll Ha'penny #701)
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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).
~19042.2#1
19661#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
~19759#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
~19998#1
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina).
~20042#2
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
~20064#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
201611#2
[ACwMoss] Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown. All Covered with Moss. Alison Perkins (fiddle, vocals), Nicolas Brown (B pipes, B flute). For this tune: Nick (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back
TTItself
Moran's Return
DCB 1
Brian the Brave
ACwMoss
Played beforeOn Albums
Scully Casey's
BC 3
Murphy's
BC 4
An tSean Bhean Bhocht
JqMcC
Old Man Quinn
ACwMoss

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 #1754 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #926 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #311 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 211 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #222 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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