Mrs. Crotty's Hornpipe

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MRS. CROTTY’S (HORNPIPE). Irish, Hornpipe. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The melody is sourced to Kilrush, County Clare, concertina player Mrs. Elizabeth Crotty (1885-1960), via Dublin fiddler Mary McElvaney, and concertina player and piper Gearoid O' hAllmhurain. The first strain is cognate with the first strain of the reel "Pouca (The)" printed by McGuire and Keegan in 1975. There is a clear similarity in the second part to "Arkansas Traveler (1)," though whether the American tune inspired the Irish one is unknown.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara – “Fort of the Jewels” (2004. Learned from Benedict Koehler).




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