The Bantry hornpipe

Also known as The Iron Gate.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

The Bantry appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Bantry has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Bantry
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BAGB cB (3cBA|dbge dedB|(3cde cA (3Bcd BG|FGAG FDEG|
B3G cB (3cBA|dbge dedB|cedc (3BAG GF|GB B2 G2:|cB|
A3B cBce|dffe dccB|cecA (3Bcd BG|FGAG FDEF|
GFGA BGFD|GAAG ABBA|dgfe (3ded (3cBA|GB3 G2:|Bc|
dgBg dgBg|(3gfg bgfd ef|g3e dedc|(3BAG GF GDB,D|
Ggge dBGB|c3d effe|dgfe (3ded (3cBA|GB3 G2:|
X: 2
T: The Bantry
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BAGB cBcA|dbge dedB|cecA (3Bcd BG|FGAG FDEG|
BABG cBcA|dbge dedB|cedc (3BAG (3AGF|G2 B2 G2:|cB|
AGAB cBce|dfge dcdB|cecA (3Bcd BG|FGAG FDEF|
GFGA BGFD|GABG ABcA|dgfe (3ded (3cBA|G2 B2 G2:|Bc|
dgBg dgBg|(3gfg bg fdef|gage dedc|(3BAG (3AGF GDB,D|
Ggge dBGB|cBcd efge|dgfe (3ded (3cBA|G2 B2 G2:|dc|
BGGF GDB,D|(3GFG BG ABcA|dcde fdcA|(3ded cA d2 cA|
BGGF GDB,D|(3GFG (3BAG ABcA|dgfe (3ded (3cBA|G2 B2 G2:|
# Added by Kenny .

Four comments

Well done….

Nice one, “Didier”. I’d been meaning to post this fine hornpipe for a while, after hearing it played by Sean Keane and Liam O’Flynn on the “Lamh Ar Lamh” CDs from a few years ago. They - and also “O’Neill’s 1001” - have a 4-part version, rather than 3 parts. I might add that setting later.

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The Bantry, X:2

This is the 4-part version, as found as #937 in my edition of “O’Neill’s 1001”. It is more or less the same version as posted by Didier, but with an extra part. Great hornpipe.

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Re: The Bantry

The D and C parts of Kenny’s setting are played as “The Iron Gate” on Finbarr Dwyer’s album, after The Groves of Slaney.