Youghal Harbour hornpipe

Also known as Youghal Harbor, Gerry’s Slow Tune.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Youghal Harbour has been added to 1 tune set.

Youghal Harbour has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Youghal Harbour
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:e>f|g>f e>d B2 A>B|(3dBA B>A G>E D>E|G2 G>A B>d e>f|
g>f e>d B2 A>B|(3dBA B>A G2 G2|G4 G2 :|
|:G>A|B>d e>f g2 f>g|a>g f>g e2e>g|f>e d>B d>B A>B|d2 d>e d2 (3def|
g>f g>a g>f e>d|(3BdB A>G E>D B,>D|G2 G>A B>A B>d|e>d e>f g2 e>f|
g>f e>d B2 A>B|(3dBA B>A G>E D>E|G2 G>A B>d e>f|
g>f e>d B2 A>B|(3dBA B>A G2 G2|G4 G2 :|
X: 2
T: Youghal Harbour
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ef|gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA GEDE|G2 GA Bdef|
gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA G2 G2|G4-G2:|:GA|
Bdef g2 fg|agfg e3 f|fedB dBAB|d2 d2 d2 ef|
g2 ga gfed|Bd (3BAG EDB,D|G2 GA B{dBA}Bd|
edef g2 ef|gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA GEDE|G2 GA Bdef|
gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA G2 G2|G4-G2:||
X: 3
T: Youghal Harbour
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3def|gfed B2AB|dB (3ABA GEDE|G2GA BABd|edef g2ef|
gfed B2AB|dB (3ABA G2G2|G2G2G2:|
|:GA|(3Bcd ef g2fg|agfg e3g|fedB dBAB|d2de d2 (3def|
g2ga gfed|(3Bcd BG EDB[AD]|GFGA BA (3Bcd|edef g2ef|
gfed B2AB|dB (3ABA G2G2|G2G2G2:|
# Added by cac .

Eight comments

Youghal Harbour (( set dance )

Source: Jimmy Power - Irish Fiddle Player.
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Set Dance?

This one has a long B-part, just like some set dances. Is it considered to be a set dance?

I got this from Fiddler’s Companion. Looks like it is a set dance:

"YOUGHAL HARBOUR [2]. Irish, Set Dance (cut time). G Major. Standard. AAB. Related to version #1. The tune has six bars in the ‘A’ part and fourteen in the ‘B’ part. Roche Collection, 1982, Vol. 3; No. 186, pg. 65. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; No. 34, pg. 32.

X:1
T:Youghal Harbour
S:Tom Barrett, fiddle (Co. Kerry)
R:set dance
M:4/4
L:1/8

Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae
K:G
ef|gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA GEDE|G2 GA Bdef|
gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA G2 G2|G4-G2:|:GA|
Bdef g2 fg|agfg e3 f|fedB dBAB|d2 d2 d2 ef|
g2 ga gfed|Bd (3BAG EDB,D|G2 GA B{dBA}Bd|
edef g2 ef|gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA GEDE|G2 GA Bdef|
gfed B2 AB|dB (3ABA G2 G2|G4-G2:||"

Set Dance

‘Tis, at least according to An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha.

Having it both ways

A hornpipe version of this tune is given in O’Neill (ON1850, #1633 and ON1001, #861), but it appears as a set dance in the Roche collection (book 3 #186) and in Bulmer & Sharpley (book 2, #83). Nice tune either way.

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Youghal Harbour, X:3

This version is from a radio broadcast by Tara Bingham (Tara Diamond) who learned it from Cathal McConnell. It has 7 measures in the A part and 11 in the B part and is played slowly with lots of triplets, double cuts, cuts, taps and rolls. The "A" and the "D" notes on the last beat of the sixth measure are alternatives.

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Re: Youghal Harbour

Thanks Cac for your transcription. I learned Youghal Harbour from same radio broadcast by Tara Diamond.
Marin

Re: Youghal Harbour

You’re welcome, Marin. My name is actually Chet and cac are my initials. I should probably change from cac, but it is very easy to type when logging in, and I’m a bit lazy.

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