O’Beirne’s hornpipe

Also known as Lietrim Fancy, O’Byrne’s, Tom Of The Hill, Tommy Hill’s Favorite.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

O'Beirne's has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: O'Beirne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 | dcdf ecAF | GFGB AFDf | g2(3fgf edcd | (3efe(3dcB A2FA |
dcdf ecAF | GFGB AFDA, | D2dB AGFE | (3DED CE D2 :|
|: D2 | e3f g3a | (3bag(3agf gfef | gafg efde | cdBc a2(3ABc |
dcdf ecAF | GFGB AFDA, | D2dB AGFE | (3DED CE D2 :|
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X: 2
T: O'Beirne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|: dcdf ec (3ABc | dBGB AFDF | EGFA GEgf | (3efe (3dcB A2 (3ABc | dcdf edeg | fefg afdc | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dAF D2 (3ABc :|
|: (3EAA Ac ecAc | edcB Adfa | gfeg fedf | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE | DFAF EGBG | FAdf afdc | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dAF D2z2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: O'Beirne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc | d>cd>f e>cA>F | G>AB>G A>FD>f | g>ef>d e>dc>d | (3efe (3dcB A>DF>A |
d>ef>d c>eA>F | G>AB>G A>GF>E | D>dc>B (3ABA (3GFE | (3DED C>E D2 :|
(3Bcd | e2 e>f f>gg>a | b>ga>f g>fe>f | g>ef>d e>dc>d | (3efe (3dcB A>DF>A |
d>ef>d c>eA>F | G>AB>G A>GF>E | D>dc>B (3ABA (3GFE | (3DED C>E D2 :|
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Ten comments

This sounds like the hornpipe Back of the Haggard, under a different name?

in D as I play it, dressings and funny-stuff omitted for clarity.

M: 4/4
L: 1/8

(3ABc|: dcdf ec (3ABc | dBGB AFDF | EGFA GEgf | (3efe (3dcB A2 (3ABc | dcdf edeg | fefg afdc | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dAF D2 (3ABc :|
|: (3EAA Ac ecAc | edcB Adfa | gfeg fedf | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE | DFAF EGBG | FAdf afdc | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dAF D2z2 :|

where’d you get this version from, synaesthete? I like it.

Actually I think O’Beirne’s is quite a bit different. Definitely worth a separate entry.

I got this tune from my fiddle teacher Jode Dowling. He didn’t know the name, but Paddy O’Brien says that it is called O’Beirne’s Hornpipe and also the Lietrim Fancy.

O’Beirne’s hornpipe

Setting X:3 above is from Mick Moloney’s LP ‘Strings Attached (1980), where he calls it "Tom of the Hill".

O’Beirne’s hornpipe

Michael Coleman played this after Byrne’s on a 78, the blanket title was Tommy Hill’s Favorite, Mick must have gotten the title distorted a bit there. I’ll be taking a banjo class from him on Saturday as it happens. TH’s Favourite is here already: http://thesession.org/tunes/7404 Along with the different versions of this "other" tune linked here, typical mustard board tune variants sprouting up like radioactive crabgrass…

Tom of the Hill

That’s interesting, Kevin - thanks for that. I see blarneystar said pretty much the same thing 3 years ago. Let’s now gather all the versions on the other page and delete this one. Um… Em… Mmm.