Mike Sullivan’s hornpipe

Also known as Tom Billy’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Mike Sullivan’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Mike Sullivan’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Mike Sullivan's has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Mike Sullivan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
z|c2 c>B c>ec>A|d2 (3edc d>fa>A|(3Bce c>B c>ea>f|e>ca>c B>AF>A|
c2 c>B c>ec>A|(3dfd (3B=c^c d>fa>f|e2 A>c B>AF>G|A3 G A2:|
z|e>fg>B a>ge>d|(3efg e>d e>c A2|e>fg>B a>ge>d|e>fe>d (3efg e>d|
c2 c>B c>ec>A|(3dfd (3B=c^c d>fa>f|e2 A>c B>AF>G|A3 G A2:|
2
X: 2
T: Mike Sullivan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB|:c2 cB cecA|d2 dc dfaf|c3B cfaf|ecAc BAFE|
c2 cB cecA|d2 (3ABc dfaf|ec (3ABc BAFE|A2 A^G A2:|
|:efge afed|edef ec A2|(3Bcd (3efg afed|e3d efed|
c2 cB cecA|d2 (3ABc dfaf|ec (3ABc BAFE|A2 A^G A4:|
3
X: 3
T: Mike Sullivan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:cz cB cecA|d2 (3edc dfaA|BccB ceaf|ecAB BAFA|
BccB cecA|(3ded (3B=c^c dfaf|ezAc BAFA|1 A2 AG A2 AB:|2 A2 AG A2A2||
|:efge aged|(3efg ed ec A2|ef g2 az ag|efed (3efd ed|
BccB cecA|(3ded (3B=c^c dfaf|ecAB BAFG|A2 AG A2A2:|

Four comments

Mike Sullivan’s

This is a very nice tune, hornpipe or fling, and quite an old one as well. Johnny O’Leary and Denis Murphy played this for Seamus Ennis (X:2) and my great grandfather played a similar version of it himself. The first hornpipe in both sets is the Rose of Drishane (https://thesession.org/tunes/2844), a reference to the castle near Millstreet, which my great-great-grandmother used to play. She claimed she gave it to Tom Billy but that’s hardly fact checked. Johnny O’Leary plays this in a more stacato style than usual and of course it’s lovely stuff.

https://youtu.be/EdU0EH_6mrA?t=2m30s

https://youtu.be/nYEz71R8J8A?t=1m48s

Re: Mike Sullivan’s

The first part is very similar to Madame Bonaparte (2344), I feel.