O'Neill's Hornpipe (1)

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O'NEIL'S HORNPIPE [1]. AKA and see "Kelly's Hornpipe (2)," "Peggy Morrissey," "Pretty Maggie Morrissey," "Strip of Turf (The) (Ciumhais na Móna)," "Wexford Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Recorded in New York in 1927 by renowned fiddler Michael Coleman, originally from County Sligo. The name "O'Neill's Hornpipe" may simply be a reference to 'a hornpipe in O'Neill's', i.e. O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903). The hornpipe does appear in that collection, but under the titles "Kelly's Hornpipe (2)" and "Pretty Maggie Morrissey." Frank Roche printed it early in the 20th century as "Ciumhais na Móna" (The Strip of Turf). Brendan Breathnach and Jackie Small, writing in their Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V (1999) entry for itinerant Sliabh Luachra fiddler Pádraig O'Keeffe's "Diúc Laighean" (The Duke of Leinster), note that the tune has many names in the tradition, mentioning (in addition to the alternate titles above) that it has been collected as "Brighton Hornpipe," "Duke of Leinster (3) (The)," "Five Pound Note (The)," "Hennessey's Hornpipe (1)," and "Kildare Hornpipe (2)."

Source for notated version: fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1945, Co. Sligo/New York City) [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 1977; vol. 1, No. 55. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 121.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn/Viva Voce CEFCD 161, Michael Coleman – “Michael Coleman 1891-1945” (1992). IRC Records, Michael Coleman - "The Musical Glory of Old Sligo " (1967).

See also listings at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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