Paddy O'Brien's Hornpipe (2)

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X:1 T:Paddy O’Brien’s (Hornpipe) [2] N:Attributed by Luke O'Malley to Paddy O'Brien (the elder) of Tipperary, but N:it is actually a composition of Co. Tipperary musician Seán Ryan. N:O'Malley also gave an alternate title of "Hills of Tipperary" for the tune, N:however, despite several similarities between the two, "Hills of Tipperary" is a N:different and distinct composition. M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Luke O’Malley’s Collection of Irish Music, No. 143 (1976) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3DEF|:G2 DG B2 GB|dg ~g2 bgdB|c2 ec Bdgf|edcB ADFA| ~G2 DG ~B2 GB|dg ~g2 bgdB|c2 ec Bgfe|1 (3ded (3cBA G2 (3DEF:|2 (3ded (3cBA G2 Bd|| |:g2 bg dgbg|~g2 bg dBGB|c2 ec Bdgf|edcB ADFA| (3Bcd BG cBcA|dg ~g2 bgdB|c2 ec Bgfe|1 (3ded (3cBA G2 Bd:|2 (3ded (3cBA G2 z2||



PADDY O’BRIEN’S (HORNPIPE) [2]. AKA - "O'Brien's Hornpipe." AKA and see "Fallon's Hornpipe," "McMahon's Hornpipe (1)," "P.J. Maloney's Hornpipe," "Seán Ryan's Favourite (2)," "Seán Ryan's Hornpipe (3)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. No relation to "Paddy O'Brien's Hornpipe (1)." Luke O'Malley, in his 1976 collection of tunes, attributed the composition to Paddy O'Brien, however it is a composition of Co. Tipperary musician Seán Ryan[1]. O'Malley's identification of "Hills of Tipperary (2) (The)" is also erroneous; while there are several similarities between the two tunes, O'Brien's "Hills of Tipperary [2]" is considered a separate and distinct composition.


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Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 3), 1976; No. 75. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 1977; No. 31. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 24, p. 95. O'Brien (The Definitive Collection of The Music of Paddy O’Brien 1922–1991), 2009; p. 86. O’Malley (Luke O’Malley’s Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 143, p. 72. Ryan (The Hidden Ireland), n.d.; p. 19.



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



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  1. Personal communication from Fr. John Quinn 1.20.2021.