The Inishmurray hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Inishmurray has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Inishmurray
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3dcB | AFDF Adcd | BGDG BdcB | Acef gecd | (3efe (3dcB A2(3dcB |
| AFDF Adcd | BGDG BdcB | Acef gecd | eddc d3(3dcB
| AFDF Adcd | BGDG BdcB | Acef gecd | edfd AGFG |
| AFDF Adcd | BGDG BdcB | Acef gecd | eddc d3|
ag|f2fg fedc |B2Bc B2 gf | e2ef edcB | A2 AB A2 ag |
fdfg fedc | BABc B2 | edce afge | cd (3efe d2 cd:|

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The Inishmurray

Learned this recently from the playing of Derek McGinley on The Fiddle Music of Donegal: Volume 3 ( There is not much about it on the internet, it comes from the playing of Jimmy Lyons in Donegal, there is a clip in the Comhaltas archive:

Inishmurray is County Sligo’s holy island with an ancient monastery within a cashel, containing Ireland’s oldest stone church and many engraved cross slabs and pillars including the famous Cursing Stones. The modern village was evacuated in 1948. The Inishmurray hornpipe seems unknown around Sligo; Jimmy Lyons worked for a time as a fisherman in SW Donegal.

Take a virtual tour of the Cashel here: