O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (1)

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X:1 T:O'Dwyer's Hornpipe [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Levey - Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection (1873) N:Appears as untitled hornpipe in Levey Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (dc) | B2G2G2 (AG) | F2D2D2 (dc) | B2G2G2 Bd | egfa gedc | B2G2G2 AG | F2D2D2 (dc) | Bd BG Ac AF | G2G2G2 :| |:ga |b2 bb afdf | b2 bb afdf | eg fa gb ag | f2d2d2 (ga) | b2bb afdf |b2 bb afdf | eg fa ge dc | B2G2G2 :| |:Bc | (dB) B2 (GB) B2 |d2 BB (GB) B2 | (cA) A2 (FA) A2 | c2 AA (FA) A2 | (dB) B2 (ec)c2 | ed ef g2 (ga) | bg af ge dc | B2G2G2 :|

O'DWYER'S HORNPIPE [1] (Crannciuil Ui Dubuidir). AKA and see "Dwyer's Hornpipe (2)," "Durroch's Hornpipe," "Gasúr Mor (An)," "McConnell's," "Rock's Hornpipe," "O'Keeffe's Hornpipe (1)," "Prime's Hornpipe, "Prine's Hornpipe," "Waterford Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Levey): AA'BB'CC' (Harker/Rafferty, Moylan): AABBCCDD (O'Neill). The hornpipe was entered as "Dwyer's Hornpipe (2)" in Book 3 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier. The hornpipe is known in County Donegal as "An Gasur Mor" (The Big Young Lad), from the playing of fiddler John Doherty. The melody appears first in print in O'Farrell's Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes & Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (1797-1800) under the title "Waterford Hornpipe." A fourth part of the tune (actually part 3 in O'Neill's version) was added by Francis O'Neill in Music of Ireland (1903). O'Neill remarked in Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby (1910, pp. 117-118):

When quite young I heard an indifferent fiddler named Crowley, at Drimoleauge, in West Cork, play a tune which he called "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe," the tones and triplets of which haunted me more or less distinctly through life. The third strain seems to have come to me by intuition, for it is not one of the three which Crowley played. This hornpipe is and old traditional tune in Munster, but wellnigh forgotten in this generation. Somewhere, years ago, a poor and limited version of it was seen in a piano pamphlet, disguised as "De Wier's Hornpipe."

Uilleann piper Seamus Ennis recorded this hornpipe (as "Dwyer's") on his 1973 album "Pure Drop".

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 271, p. 84. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 33, p. 14 (appears as untitled hornpipe). Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 105, p. 61. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 173. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1597, p. 296. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 842, p. 145. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 337, p. 166.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEF132, Johnny O'Leary - "An Calmfhear/The Trooper" (1989. Appears as first tune "O'Keeffe's Hornpipes," named for fiddler Padraig O'Keeffe from whom O'Leary had the tune). Spring Records SCD1037, Néillidh Mulligan - "The Leitrim Thrush." Tara 1002, Seamus Ennis - "The Pure Drop" (1973).

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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