Callaghan’s hornpipe

Also known as Cornphíopa Uí Cheallacháin, O’ Callaghan’s, O’Callaghan’s.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Callaghan’s appears in 3 other tune collections.

Callaghan’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Callaghan's has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Callaghan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bd|efgf eABA|GABd dBGE|DEGA BABd|(3efg fg edBd|
~g2 fg edBd|geaf gfed|~B2 GB (3ABA FA|~G2 GF G2:||
|:fg|afge dega|bBBA G2 fg|afge dega|
beed e2 eg|(3faf df gfeg|1 (3faf (3def gfef|(3gab af gfed|
(3Bcd ed e2:|2 (3faf (3def gfed|~B2 GB (3ABA FA|~G2 GF G2||
2
X: 2
T: Callaghan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g>f|(3efg fg edBA|GA B2 dBGE|DEGA BGBd|(3efg fg edBd|
(3gfg fg edBd|(3efg fa gfed|B2 GB A2 FA|G2 GG G2 Bd|
efgf edBA|GABe dBGE|DEGA BGBd|(3efg fg edBd|
(3gfg fg edBd|(3gfe af gfed|B2 GB A2 FA|G2 GG G2 (3efg|
afge dega|bBBA Gefg|(3agf ge dega|b2 e2 e3 g|
fe (3def gfeg|fe (3def gfef|(3gab af gfed|BABd e2 fg|
afge dega|bBBA Gefg|(3agf ge dega|b2 e2 e3 g|
fe (3def gfeg|fe (3def gfef|(3gab (3agf (3gfe (3fed|Bdef g2 fg|

Thirteen comments

Callahan’s hornpipe

I’m looking for a recording of this hornpipe (the only one I know is that of Stefan Grosman) , maybe it has another name ?

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Re: Callahan’s hornpipe

You’ll find a recording by Padraig O’Keefe on The Rushy Mountain - Classic Music from Sliabh Luachre compilation CD, he plays it wwith The Rights of Man.
There is also a great version of Callaghan’s Reel on there, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford…

Re: Callahan’s hornpipe

I just remember an amazing Sligo whistle player Carmel Gunning recorded a tune called Callaghan’s in her "Aroudn St. James’ Well," which seems the same as the one played by Padraig O’Keefe. This one is not posted here yet.

This is one of those hornpipes that would probably sound more exciting as a reel with a couple of minor changes here and there.

Callaghan’s Hornpipe

Jackie Daly did a nice version on Anglo concertina on hs first solo LP on Topic in 1977. It’s in G

Different tune…..

Jackie Daly certainly recorded a "Callaghan’s" hornpipe on concertina, but it wasn’t this one.

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Callaghan’s, X:2

Based on Pádraig O’Keeffe’s playing, presumably taken from his uncle Cal Callaghan. Likely that Denis Murphy and then the Chieftains settings stem from here. Pádraig finishes the tune, before going into the Rights of Man, by returning to the first part, as the Chieftains did on their recording of it.

Re: Callaghan’s

I first heard this on a Comhaltas LP years ago played, I think, by Deidre Collis on whistle. It’s a tune that stuck in my head, and I play it now and again. Few other folk seem to know it though.

Re: Callaghan’s

"Few other folk seem to know it though." Where ? In Ireland ?

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Re: Callaghan’s

British Labour PM Callaghan in the dim and distant past (1960s?).

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"I first heard this on a Comhaltas LP years ago played, I think, by Deidre Collis on whistle. It’s a tune that stuck in my head, and I play it now and again. Few other folk seem to know it though."

https://thesession.org/recordings/7333

there i heared it too, first time , great whistle…

Re: Callaghan’s

I’ve recently heard old recordings of Seamus Ennis and Andy Conroy playing this tune.