Dunphy's Hornpipe

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DUNPHY'S HORNPIPE ("Crannciuil Uí Duncada" or "Cornphiopa Uí Dhonnchaidh). AKA and see "Hennessey's Hornpipe (2)," "Hornpipe (48)," "Miss Dunphy's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (most versions): AA'BB (Moylan). A popular hornpipe for many decades at Irish sessions. Thomas Dunphy was an uilleann piper, a member of the Chicago Irish Music Club in the early years of the 20th century, and one of Captain Francis O'Neill's sources. O'Neill titled this nameless tune after him. Although Dunphy contributed the melody it was known to another of O'Neill's sources, Father Fielding, who had heard his mother lilting it, indicating some circulation in County Kilkenny. Philippe Varlet says there is no evidence of the tune being published prior to O'Neill, however, it is known to this day as a pipers' tune, perhaps in imitation of Dunphy. It was recorded early in the 78 RPM era by some of the great players in Irish music: James Morrison, Michael Grogan, and pipers Neilus O'Cronin, Liam Walsh, Leo Rowsome, William Andrews, and Sean Dempsey. The late New York accordion player Jim Coogan remembered the tune was a favorite with accordion player Joe Mills, and was "the hornpipe he would always play for dancers."
The Chicago Irish Music Club, c. 1903. Thomas Dunphy is in the middle row, next to last on the right, standing next to Fr. Fielding at the end of the row.
See also an untitled hornpipe ("Reel (48)") in Book 3 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).


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Printed sources : - Breathnach (Folk Music and Dances of Ireland), 1971; 25. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 301, p. 154. Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; 79. Crowley (How to Play the Irish Uillean Pipes), 1936; p. 26. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 249, p. 77. Jordan (Whistle and Sing), 1975; p. 35. McDermott (Allan's Irish Fiddler), No. 73, p. 19. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 225, p. 130. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 31, p. 98. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 307, p. 152. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 166. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1560, p. 289. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 810, p. 140. Roche Collection, 1982; vol. 3, p. 59, No. 167. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 12.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEF 045, "Paddy Keenan" (1975). Green Linnet SIF-1110, "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991). MKM 7590, Mike McHale - "The Schoolmaster's House" (2000. Learned from Pat Lavin). Piping Pig Records PPPCD 001, Jimmy O'Brien- Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996). Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland - "Parlor Music" (2005). Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40481, Brian Conway - "First Through the Gate" (2002). Topic TSCD 602, Michael J. Grogan - "Irish Dance Music" (1995. A reissue of the 1931 original).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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