Byrne's Hornpipe (1)
X:1 T:Byrne's Hornpipe  M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 865 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A>G|F>EF>G A>FD>c|d>Bc>d e>cA>g|f>dg>e f>de>c|(3dcB c>d e>cA>G| F>EF>G A>FD>c|d>Bc>d e>cA>g|(3faf d>f (3ege c>e|d>fe>c d2:| |:c>d|e>cA>c e>fg>e|a>fd>f b>ge>g|a>fd>f g>ea>f|(3gfe f>d e>cA>G| F>EF>G A>FD>c|d>Bc>d e>cA>g|(3faf d>f (3ege c>e|d>fe>c d2:||
BYRNE'S HORNPIPE  ("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).