McCarthy's Hornpipe

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McCARTHY'S HORNPIPE (Crannciuil Mic Cartaig). AKA and see "Blanchard's Hornpipe (1)," "Broken Hornpipe (The)," "Chester Castle (2)," "Roxborough Castle." Irish, Hornpipe (cut or whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe would appear to have British origins. "McCarthy's Hornpipe" was entered into the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection (vol. 3, p. 82) of Canon James Goodman (County Cork), set in the key of G major.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 314, p. 156. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 831, p. 144. Taylor (Through the Half-Door), 1992; No. 63, p. 46.

Recorded sources: Shaskeen - "The Joys of Life."




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