Rose of Drishane (The)

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ROSE OF DRISHANE, THE (An Rois Ua Drisean). AKA and see “Dublin Hornpipe (4)," "Egan's Hornpipe.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Researcher Conor Ward finds the hornpipe in the c. 1885 music manuscript collection of Francis Reynolds under the title “Dublin Hornpipe (4)." Reynolds was a fiddler from Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford. A version under the title "Egan's Hornpipe" was printed by Francis O'Neill in his Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922), obtained from the Rice-Walsh Manuscript, a collection compiled by a pupil of the 19th century North Kerry fiddle master, Jeremiah Breen. The collection was eventually given to O'Neill who published over forty of Breen's tunes. Drishane is in the southern part of Sliabh Luachra region, County Kerry, near Millstreet.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 181. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1631, p. 303.

Recorded sources: - RTÉ Radio, Denis Murphy (fiddle) and Johnny O’Leary (accordion) - "Tuning the Radio" (2010). Spin CD1001, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - “The Smoky Chimney” (1996. A Sliabh Luachra version of the hornpipe). WMC001, Billy Clifford - "Echoes of Sliabh Luachra."



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