Dunphy’s hornpipe

Also known as Dumphy’s, Dunphies.

There are 64 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Pretty Maggie Morrissey (a few times), The Boys Of Bluehill (a few times), The Broken Bridge (a few times), Chief O’Neill’s Favourite (a few times) and The Greencastle (a few times).

Dunphy’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Dunphy's has been added to 173 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Four settings

X: 1
T: Dunphy's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GABA GBdg|fefd e^cAG|FADA FGA2|BGAF GFED|
GABA g~g2z|fefd e^cAG|FAdB cADF|AGGF G2:|
|:B^c|d2Bd gdBd|gbaf gdBd|g2fg ed^cd|(3efe d^c d2ef|
g2dc B2Gd|ecAG FAD2|GBdB cADF|AGGF G2:|
# Added by LH .
X: 2
T: Dunphy's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|(3FAF DE FGAc|(3BAG AF GFED|
GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|FAdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
|:Bc|dcBd gdBd|(3gfg af gdBf|g2 (3fgf ed^cd|(3efe d^c d2 (3def|
g2dc (3BdB (3GAB|(3cec (3AcA (3FAF DF|GBdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
X: 3
T: Dunphy's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|(3FAF DE FGAc|(3BAG AF GFED|
GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|FGdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
|:Bc|dcBd gdBd|(3gfg af gdBf|g2 (3fgf ed^cd|(3efe d^c d2 (3def|
g2dc (3BdB (3GAB|(3cdc (3ABA (3FAF DF|GBdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
X: 4
T: Dunphy's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF | GDGA B<Ggf | feed ecA<G | F2DF ABcA | (3BdB (3ABA (3FAF (3DEF |
GDGA B<Ggf | feed ecA<G | FAdB cAFG | AGGF G2 :|
|: Bc | dBGB gdBd | g/g/g ba gdBd | g/g/g f2 edcd | edd^c d2 ba |
g2 dc BGGB | ecA<G F2 (3DEF | GBdB cAFG | AGGF G2 :|

Nine comments

Dunphy’s

I have this tune from flute player/piper Mike Rafferty and box player Mike Berry. Andy Kuntz has this: "Dunphy was a piper and one of Captain Francis O’Neill’s sources, and O’Neill named this nameless tune after him. Although Dunphy contributed the melody it was known to another of O’Neill’s sources, Father Fielding, had heard his mother lilting it, indicating some circulation in County Kilkenny." Its a piping tune and was recorded by Paddy Keenan and Jimmy O’Brien-Moran.

Posted by .

C Sharps?

I learned this tune from Majella Bartley when she was working on her Masters in Irish Trad Performance at the University of Limerick. This version is almost the same as hers except that the only C sharps she plays are the ones in bars 3 and 4 of the B part. It sounds really different to put the others in, but cool nonetheless. I’ve tried alternating between C sharps and C naturals in different rounds of the tune as a variation, and it sounds pretty neat. Of course, that doesn’t work so well when playing with others unless it is planned in advance though, or you get some pretty weird dissonance!

Dunphy’s (Hornpipe)

This is the first of two hornpipes (the second being "The Liverpool") on track 27 of Volume 12 of Matt Cunningham’s CD series "Dance Music of Ireland".

Dunphy’s

It also appears on SEADNA’s Set Dances of Ireland vol.5 - but their version is a bit different, more like what Henrik Norbeck transcribed from Paddy Keenan (see Henrik Norbeck’s site for the ABC).

Dunphy’s

A very different version from NS piper Joe Hutton:

X: 1
T: Dunphy’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|(3FAF DE FGAc|(3BAG AF GFED|
GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|FAdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
|:Bc|dcBd gdBd|(3gfg af gdBf|g2 (3fgf ed^cd|(3efe d^c d2 (3def|
g2dc (3BdB (3GAB|(3cec (3AcA (3FAF DF|GBdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|

Sorry I made some errors in bar 7 of the A-part and 6 of the B-part. Here’s a corrected transcription:

X: 1
T: Dunphy’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|(3FAF DE FGAc|(3BAG AF GFED|
GDBD G2 (3GBg|f2ed ecAG|FGdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
|:Bc|dcBd gdBd|(3gfg af gdBf|g2 (3fgf ed^cd|(3efe d^c d2 (3def|
g2dc (3BdB (3GAB|(3cdc (3ABA (3FAF DF|GBdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|

Re: Dunphy’s

There is a classic recording of this tune my James Morrison on 78. It is almost the entire side of the disc. I believe he played it in A.

Dunphy’s, X:4

This is a stellar rendition by the late Cape Breton fisherman and fiddler Mike MacDougall – as played on his "Tape for Father Hector" ( https://thesession.org/recordings/1168 )

His setting of Dunphy’s begins a set of traditional clogs and hornpipes, ending with the fantastic Joey Beaton reel titled "The Gerhard Heintzman Piano." ( https://thesession.org/tunes/11377 )

Jerry Holland has also recorded this tune on his album "Parlor Music." ( https://thesession.org/recordings/4360 )

From Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index:
http://www.cbfiddle.com/rx/tune/t3199.html