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'WICKLOW HORNPIPE, THE (Crannciuil Ciu/Cill Mantain). AKA and see "Delahanty's Hornpipe," “Delahunty's Hornpipe,” "Home Brew (The)," “Iron Gate (The),” “John Quinn's (1), “Kerry Hornpipe (1) (The),” "Road to Boyle (The),” "Sonny Murray's.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O’Neill (1913) claims the tune was first published in his Music of Ireland (1903). Taylor's is a more modern version of the tune than the settings found in the original O'Neill's volume. The first strain is shared with the first strain of "Home Brew (The)."

Source for notated version: According to O'Neill in Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913) Chicago/County Mayo fiddler John McFadden obtained the tune from the playing of singer, dance and flute player Michael White, born at or near Tralee, County Kerry, who emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio. However, in Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby (1910) O’Neill credits the source of the tune to Chicago police patrolman, piper and flute player John Ennis, originally from County Kildare [O’Neill]; accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border [Moylan]; fiddler Brenda Stubbert (b. 1959, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Brenda Stubbert’s Collection), 1994; No. 49, p. 18. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 226, p. 130. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 340, p. 167. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 169. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1579, p. 293. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 828, p. 143. Taylor (Through the Half-door), 1992; No. 65, p. 47.

Recorded sources: Brenda Stubbert - “House Sessions” (1992). RTE CD174, “The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master Padraig O’Keefe” (appears as “John Quinn’s” [1]). Shanachie 97011, Duck Baker - "Irish Reels, Jigs, Airs and Hornpipes" (1990. Learned from a recording by accordion player Tony McMahon). Shanachie Records, Tony MacMahon - "Traditional Irish Accordion" (2005). Topic 12T312, “Billy Clifford” (appears as “The Home Brew”). Gael-Linn Records, Tony MacMahon. Mike Flanagan (1928. 1st tune in set titled "Bells of Athenry").

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]




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