Mitchell's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Mitchell's Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903, No. 1729) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2|d>cd>c (B<d) A2|d>cd>c (B<d) A2|d>cd>e f>df>g|a>ge>c d>AB>c| d>cd>c (B<d) A2|d>cd>c (B<d) A2|d>cd>e f>df>g|a>ge>c d2:| |:d>e|f2f2e2e2|d2d2c3z|B>AB>d (c<A) F2|B>AB>d (c<A)F2| f2f2e2e2|d2d2 c3z|d>cd>e f>df>g|a>ge>c d2:|]



MITCHELL'S HORNPIPE (Crannciuil Micil). Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul de Grae points out there is a "vaudeville" feel to this hornpipe, which may have led O'Neill to exclude the tune from his Dance Music of Ireland (1907), following criticisms that his Music of Ireland (1903) contained "non-native material"[1].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler originally from County Down. He was a tutored musician and a good transcriber, and served as Francis O'Neill's collaborator on his early volumes.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1729, p. 321.






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  1. Paul de Grae, “Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O’Neill Collections”, 2017 [1].