O'Farrell's Hornpipe

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O'FARRELL'S HORNPIPE. Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Jerry Sullivan and Brian McCandless (2005) are of the opinion this is a composition of turn-of-the 19th century piper O'Farrell, "...a beautiful melody that uses close to the full range of the uilleann pipe chanter." The tune was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman, note-for-note the same as printed by O'Farrell [1].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Farrell (Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 39.

Recorded sources: Jerry O'Sullivan - "O'Sullivan meets O'Farrell" (2005).




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