Byrne's Hornpipe (1)

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BYRNE'S HORNPIPE [1] ("Cornphíopa Uí Bhrion" or "Crannciuil Ui Broin). AKA and see "Bryant's Favorite Hornpipe," "Tommy Hill's Favorite." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major (O'Neill, Sullivan): D Mixolydian (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The alternate title "Bryant's Favorite" comes from early recordings by New York accordion player John J. Kimmel. Renowned County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1945) recorded the tune in New York in 1927, the first tune in a medley with "Tommy Hill's Favourite" by which name it is sometimes (erroneously) called. It was also recorded on a 78RPM by the old Ballinakill Ceili Band of Galway in the early 1930's. Flute player Mike Rafferty says that Byrne was from the same east County Galway parish as were the Rafferty family (Harker, 2005).

Additional notes

James Early

Sources for notated versions: - piper Seán Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach]; piper (and Chicago Police) Sergeant James Early [O'Neill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926, a setting from the Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players [Harker].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 208, p. 84. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 286, p. 161 (appears as "Bryant's Favorite"). Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 256, p. 79. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music vol. 1), 1977; No. 47. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music vol. 3), 1977; No. 10 (appears as "Tommy Hill's Favorite"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 113. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 183. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 865, p. 149. O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903; No. 1638. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 2); No. 44, p. 18.

Recorded sources: - Copley Copley 9-114 (78 RPM), Johnny Cronin [1] (1950. Appears as "Byron's"). Edison 52488 (78 RPM), John J. Kimmel (1923. Appears as "Bryant's Favorite"). Gael-Linn CEF 057, "Séamus Creagh and Jackie Daly" (1977). Intrepid Records, Michael Coleman (appears as "Tommy Hill's Favorite"). Kells Music 9509, Mike and Mary Rafferty - "The Dangerous Reel" (1996). Larraga MMR112000, Mike & Mary Rafferty - "The Road from Ballinakill" (2001). Tara CD4011, Frankie Gavin - "Fierce Traditional" (2001).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]
Hear Paddy Cronin's recording at the Internet Archive [4][5]
Hear Séamus Creagh and Jackie Daly's recording on Soundcloud [6]



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