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Tune ID#616 (Father Dollard's Hornpipe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Dollard'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 JRyan (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Father Dollard's Hornpipe / Fr Dollard's / Father Dollard's / Cornphíopa an Athar Dollard / Crannciuil An Atar Dollard / Crannciuil T-Atair Dollaird / Cronin's / The Chancellor / Frisco's / Con McCarthy's / Cornphíopa Chon Mhic Cárthaigh / Paddy Cronin's / The Harlequin / An tAirleacán
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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).
~198710#1
[BBg 1] Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich. Seana Choirce. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (C/C# accordion).
199217#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19936#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
20008#2
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
~20108#2
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).
~201110#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle). For this tune: with Charlie (fiddle).
~20142#1
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tailor's Twist
JRyan
Seán O'Duibhir an Ghleanna
MB 2
Harlequin
NR
Eleanor Neary's
MoMad
Played beforeOn Albums
Frisco
BBg 1, MoMad
Behind the Ditch in Páirc Anna
NR
City of Savannah
MOhEn
Boys of Ballycastle
ACrby 2

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 #1669 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #881 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 47 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
On page 190 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #62 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #88 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As hp #21 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