Coey's Hornpipe

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COEY'S HORNPIPE (Crannciuil ui Coblaig). AKA and see "Princess Hornpipe," "Southern Shore (The)," "Tammany Ring," "Wonder Hornpipe (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. As "Southern Shore (The)" the melody appears again in O'Neill. Scottish/English versions have been printed as "Wonder Hornpipe (The)" and "Miss Ferry's Hornpipe," while an American printing appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Tammany Ring." The hornpipe was recorded by button accordion player George Ross in the 1950's.

Source for notated version: Chicago police sergeant and fiddler James O'Neill [O'Neill]. James (no relation to Francis) was originally from County Down, where he learned to fiddle and where he picked up a large repertory of tunes. He was also an accomplished transcribed with a good ear, and served as Francis O'Neill's collaborator on early volumes.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 175. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1604, p. 298.

Recorded sources: Shanachie 78005, De Danann - "Hibernian Rhapsody" (appears as one of "George Ross Hornpipes"). Patty Furlong -"Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion" (1999. Learned from New York fiddle player Pat Keogh, who learned it from the playing of Frankie Gavin).




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