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McCORMACK'S. AKA and see "Newcastle Hornpipe (1)," "Prince Albert's Hornpipe (1)." Irish, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle)). AABB. The tune was composed by Tyneside fiddler James Hill as the "Newcastle Hornpipe (1)," but musicians playing Irish music know it as "McCormack's," the title used for the hornpipe on Michael Coleman's 1936 recording.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 91, p. 25. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 15, p. 92.

Recorded sources: Ba 32953 (78 RPM), Louis E. Quinn & James "Lad" O'Beirne (1933). Decca 12076 (78 RPM), Michael Coleman (w. Kathleen Brennan on piano) (1936).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear the tune played on a 1940's acetate solo recording by Michael Coleman at the Internet Archive [2]
Hear Michael Coleman's 1936 recording at the Internet Archive [3] (2nd tune in medley with "High Level Hornpipe (1)". Note the 'unusual' piano accompaniment).




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