McDermott's Hornpipe (2)

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McDERMOTT'S HORNPIPE [2] (Crannciuil Mic Diarmaid). AKA and see "Monkey Hornpipe (2)," "Phillips's Hornpipe," "South Shore," "Taylor's Hornpipe," "Ted Smith's Hornpipe," "Tite Smith's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Phillip Heath-Coleman, in his article “Ceol rince na mBreathnach” (Musical Traditions Article MT272 [1]), traces the melody in British and Irish tradition, beginning with the cognate “Phillips’s Hornpipe” from the 1837 music manuscripts of John Moore (Wellington, Shropshire). Jackie Small found that Irish piper Patsy Touhey (1865-1923) recorded a version (for Francis O’Neill, on wax cylinder) of the hornpipe under the title “Taylor’s Hornpipe” (perhaps named for the New York/Philadelphia émigré uilleann pipe-making brothers Billy and Charles Taylor). Touhey’s tune does not appear in the O’Neill collection (although it does in the Dunn Family manuscripts), but O’Neill did print a version under the title “McDermott’s Reel (2),” from the playing of irascible County Tipperery fiddler Edward Cronin. See Monkey Hornpipe (2) for more.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1610, p. 299. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 850, p. 147.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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