COOLEY'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "Joe Cooley's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major (most versions): A Major (O'Malley). Standard tuning. AABB (most versions): AA'BB' (O'Malley). Composed by Nenagh, County Tipperary, button accordion player Paddy O'Brien (1922-1991), in honor of renowned County Galway D/D# box player Joe Cooley, a contemporary who also helped to popularize the tune. There are several variants of the second part of the tune in modern usage, but regardless it remains a popular session tune.
Sources for notated versions: Seán Ryan [Miller & Perron]; Eddie Bolger [Bulmer & Sharpley].
Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974; book 3, No. 74 (appears as "Coolies"). Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 188, p. 71. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 1, No. 1. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 114. O'Brien (The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien), 1992. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music), 1976; No. 124, p. 62. Sullivan (Session Tunes), vol. 2; No. 43, p. 18.
Recorded sources: Tara Music TARACD 2006, Noel Hill & Tony Linnane (1978).
See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index 
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info 
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