Byrne's Hornpipe (2)
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BYRNE'S HORNPIPE . AKA and see "Alexander's Hornpipe," "Ballymanus Fair," "Byrne's Favorite," "Kelly's Hornpipe (3)," "Sandlark (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Darley & Mccall, Ryan): AA'BB' (Kerr). The tune is usually known as "Alexander's Hornpipe."
Source for notated version: fiddler and miller Nicholas Furlong (Mill of Rags, Wexford, Ireland), noted from his playing at one of the Feis Ceoil competitions at the turn of the 20th century [Darley & McCall].
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 108. Darley & McCall (Darley & McCall Collection of Irish Music), 1914; No. 84, p. 39. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 374, p. 41. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 145.