O’Mahony’s hornpipe

Also known as Clareman’s, The Clareman’s, The Hatter’s, Mahony’s, O’Mahoney’s, Prendiville’s.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Flowing Tide (a few times).

O’Mahony’s has been added to 1 tune set.

O'Mahony's has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: O'Mahony's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|AFEF (3DDD DE|FDFA d2 de|fedB AFDE|FEED E2 dB|
AFEF (3DDD DE|FDFA d2 de|fedB AFEF|D2 DE D2:|
|:dB|ABde f2 ef|gfed e2 de|f2 fe dBAF|FEED E2 dB|
AFEF (3DDD DE|FDFA d2 de|fedB AFEF|D2 DE D2:|
X: 2
T: O'Mahony's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ge|dBAB GFGA|BGBd gfga|bage dBGB|BAAG A2ge|
dBAB GGGA|BGBd ggga|bage dBAB|G2GF G z:|
|:ga|bagb abga|bagb abga|b2ba gedB|BAAG A2ge|
dBAB GFGA|B/A/G Bd gfga|bage dBAB|G2GF G z:|
|:ge|dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBGA|BAAG A2 ge|
dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBAd|B2GF G2:|
|:ga|b2gb a2ga|bage a2ga|bage dBGA|BAAG A2ge|
dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBAd|B2GF G2:|

Twelve comments

Gan Ainm

From a session tape.

Sounds like a version/relative of Cronin’s in D rather than the usual G?

Recording

I can hear in my mind’s ear a recording of this tune. Slow. Possibly with someone dancing to it. Could it be Gearoid ohAllmhurain or however the hAll he spells it?

Ah, sure enough there’s a hornpipe called "Kit O’Mahoney’s" listed on the contents of Tracin’, by Gearoid and Patrick Ourceau. I’ll have to listen on the way home (the CD is in my car!) to confirm that this is it, but I’m pretty sure.

It’s a great hornpipe but definitely not Kit O’Mahony’s which is on Gear

You’re right. I listened in the car. I haven’t been able to find a recording yet. It’s in the Green Book of session tunes in the Ossian series, edited by Geraldine Cotter, under the title "The Clareman".

Title

It is O’Mahoney’s but not the "Kit" type.
The Fiddler’s Companion has this to say about the tune:

CLAREMAN’S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "F

Right. Turns out I did have a recording in the car, but not the one I was thinking it was. Murphy/Clifford, cut 2 on "Star Above the Garter", paired with "Stack of Barley". Before leaving for work this morning, I sat down to play "Clareman’s" and found myself automatically going into "Stack of Barley", though I’d never played them together before and I don’t even really remember the latter. Half an hour later, I got in the car and found the recording of the two tunes as a set.

Thank’s a lot for the info everyone.

So David, how’s about you replace Gan Ainm in the header with Clareman’s or O’Mahoney’s?

Posted .

O’Mahoney’s

This gets played in G in our session. I’ve found some versions in G online - first this:

X:1
T:O’Mahony’s Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:ge|dBAB GFGA|BGBd gfga|bage dBGB|BAAG A2ge|
dBAB GGGA|BGBd ggga|bage dBAB|G2GF G z:|
|:ga|bagb abga|bagb abga|b2ba gedB|BAAG A2ge|
dBAB GFGA|B/A/G Bd gfga|bage dBAB|G2GF G z:|

And this from the Mulcahy family:

X:1
T:O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:ge|dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBGA|BAAG A2 ge|
dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBAd|B2GF G2:|
|:ga|b2gb a2ga|bage a2ga|bage dBGA|BAAG A2ge|
dBBA ~G3A|(3BAG Bd ~g3a|bage dBAd|B2GF G2:|

You can hear them play it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxq3a6e555Y.

John Blake and Lamond Gillespie recorded the G major version, which is like a composite of the two versions Dow posted above. They cite Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford as the source, so I guess the Mulcahy family also learnt it from "The Star above the Garter" CD.