Compliments To Sean Maguire hornpipe

Also known as Brendan Mulvihill’s Compliments To Sean Maguire.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with President Garfield’s (a few times).

Compliments To Sean Maguire has been added to 1 tune set.

Compliments To Sean Maguire has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Compliments To Sean Maguire
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
|:FE|DB,~B,2 FB,DF|E3E- EFG_A|=AF~F2 cFAc|~B2BA BBFE|
DB,~B,2 A,B,_A,B,|G,E~E2 EFG_A|=AF~F2 cFAc|B/c/B Ac B2:|
|: (3fgf|dBFB DFBc|dBAc BGFD|GeFd EcDB|AF~F2 cFAc|B/B/BfB bBfB|
gBfB AF~F2|1 G/G/G e z F/F/F d z|Ec A/B/c B2:|2 E/E/E cE dEcE|AG (3FGA B2||
X: 2
T: Compliments To Sean Maguire
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG |FD ~D2 ADFA | G3 G- GAB=c | cA ~A2 eAce | ~d2 dc dd[Aa][Gg] |
[Ff][Dd] ~[D2d2] cd=cd | BG ~G2 GAB=c | cA ~A2 eAce | d/e/d ce d2 :|
|: (3aba |fdAd FAde | fdce dBAF | BgAf GeFd | cA ~A2 eAce |
d/d/d ad [fd']dad | bdad cA ~A2 |[1 B/B/B g z A/A/A f z | Ge c/d/e d2 :|[2 G/G/G eG fGeG | cB (3ABc d2 |]

Seven comments

C:Brendan Mulvihill
S:"Thursday Night in the Caley" & also "The Fiddle Case"

This is a lovely hornpipe I got from the latest Blazin’ Fiddles album, Thursday Night in the Caley, and also from the album "The Fiddle Case" https://thesession.org/recordings/display/4104

After transcribing it, I went and found it here http://www.cranfordpub.com/tunes/Irish/BMsCompliments_toS_Maguire.htm, would have saved me a bit of trouble, but not to worry! Well worth learning though as it is a great Bb hornpipe.

You can really hear the parallels to ragtime with the key in Bb and the chromatic phrasing in the 2-3, 5 and 6-7 measures.

In D for flute and whistle-

X: 1
T: Compliments To Sean Maguire
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 280
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
AG|FD~D2 ADFA|G3G- GAB=c|cA~A2 eAce|~d2dc ddAG|
FD~D2 cd=cd|BG~G2 GAB=c|cA~A2 eAce|d/e/d ce d2:|
|: (3aba|fdAd FAde|fdce dBAF|BgAf GeFd|cA~A2 eAce|
d/d/dad d’dad|bdad cA~A2|1 B/B/B g z A/A/A f z|Ge c/d/e d2:|2 G/G/G eG fGeG|cB (3ABc d2|]

Measures 4 and 5 can be varied as |~d2dc ddag|fd~d2 cd=cd| and the third octave d’ in the 5th measure of the turn can be dropped to f.

Would sound great arranged in D, then Bb and then C.

Jerry Holland recorded and included in his Collection Of Fiddle Tunes both this tune (Compliments to Sean Maguire) and Sean Maguire’s Style. Both are credited to Brendan Mulvihill and both are in B flat but are not, as listed under the details tab, the same tune.

Cheers for pointing that out.

The reason I added both titles is because it appears as "Sean McGuire’s Style" on The Fiddle Case, one of my sources, and as "Compliments To Sean Maguire" on the Blazin’ Fiddles album. Definitely the same tune in those instances.

X: 2 “Compliments To Sean Maguire” C: Brendan Mulvihill ~ in D

# Posted by mrkelahan - March 31st, 2012