The Bantry hornpipe

Also known as The Iron Gate.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Bantry has been added to 5 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.