The Marquis Of Lorne hornpipe

Also known as Bradley’s Favourite, Dunn’s, The Flowers Of Antrim, The Marquis Of Larne, McDonaugh’s, The Newry Highwayman, The Sligo Fancy.

There are 39 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Marquis Of Lorne appears in 4 other tune collections.

The Marquis Of Lorne has been added to 14 tune sets.

The Marquis Of Lorne has been added to 142 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Marquis Of Lorne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(b>a)|g>fg>e B2e>d|c>Bc>A E2A>G|F>GA>B c>de>f|(3gba (3gfe d2 b>a|
g>fg>e B2e>d|c>Bc>A E2 (A>G)|F>GA>B c>de>f|g2b2g2:|
|:B>c|d>Bg>B d>gB>c|(3dcB g>B d2 c>B|c>Af>A c>fA>B|(3cBA f>A c2 (B>c)|
d>Bg>B d>gB>c|(3dcB g>Bd2 c>B|c>Aa>g f>de>f|g2b2g2:|
# Added by Atk .
X: 2
T: The Marquis Of Lorne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ba|gfgd B2ed|cBcA E2AG|FGAB cedc|Bcde d2ba|
gfgd B2ed|cBcA E2AG|FGAB cdef|g2{a}gf g2:|
|:Bc|dBgB dBgB|dBgB d2cB|cafd cafd|cafd c2Bc|
(3dcB gB( 3dcB gB|(3dcB gB d2cB|Aafd ^cdef|g2b2 g2:|
X: 3
T: The Marquis Of Lorne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBgB dBgB|dBgB d2cB|Ag (3fed A2 g (3fed|A2 g (3fed c2 Bc|
dBgB dBgB|dBgB d2cB|caag f<def|1 g2 g2 g2:|2 g2 g2 g2||
|:(3def|g2 d2 e2 d2|fgab c'2 ba|ggfg efdb|(3aba (3gfe d2 (3def|
g2 d2 e2 d2|fgab c'2 ba|ggfg ecAF|1 (3GBd (3gdB G2:|2 G2 G2 G2||
X: 4
T: The Marquis Of Lorne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ba|gfgd B2ed|cBcA F2DE|FGAB cedc|Bcde d2ba|
gfgd B2ed|cBcA F2DE|FGAB cdef|g2b2 g2:|
|:Bc|dBgB dBgB|dBgB d2cB|cafd cafd|cafd c2Bc|
dBgB dBgB|dBgB d2cB|Aafd ^cdef|g2g2 g2:|

Fifteen comments

Also known as The Flowers of Antrim in O

For the avoidance of doubt it should be “lively” hornpipe!

The Marquis Of Lorne

I like this tune. Joe Hutton used to play it exactly as you’ve posted it, Trevor, all except for the final bar, which he had as |gdba g2|

A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet…

But this tune, going by the name of ‘Sligo Fancy’ has a swing rhythm.

I am quite sure this is not the newry highwayman that solas plays.

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Definately not the same as Solas’… Then again the Solas track is a song with not much instrument melody in it?

I keep hearing a Dmaj setting of this with Cnats in the B-part in my local session. That setting seems to go by the name of McDermott’s #2. I was pleased to see it posted here: They’re obviously derivative of each other, but the versions aren’t compatible in a session, even if you transpose.

Since I posted my comment in 2004, I’ve been hearing a Dmaj setting of this with Cnats in the B-part in my local session. They’re obviously settings of the same tune, but are incompatible. I’ve tried to play along using my setting and just flatting the 7th in the B-part, but it hasn’t worked, and I’ve ended up learning the Dmaj one as a separate tune. That setting has been posted onto the database here:

Another recording

This is also in Bill Brennan’s book/CD from Mel Bay: “Irish, Scottish & Border Melodies for Flatpicking Guitar.” It’s the 2nd tune in a medley, with Proudlock’s Hornpipe. In Brennan’s book it’s called “The Marquis of Lorne.”


Are the flowers of Antrim the elder blossoms? An trom = the elder tree.

Marquis Of Lorne

X:2 from a 78 of John Sheridan and His Boys, which may be heard here: In the liner notes to the cassette “Fluters of Old Erin” which reissued this disc Harry Bradshaw states that John was a Cavan man and relation of famous Civil War general Philip Sheridan; a town due west of where I live is named after the General, so I have a fondness for this hornpipe aside from its other musical attractions.

The instruments were banjo, piccolo (Sheridan’s instrument), and box; I hear the box playing more ornately in the 1st bar on one of the repeats where Sheridan drops out for a spell - the box is obviously playing something busier than the rest of the Boys - (3gbg G>B (3gbg G>B perhaps, this would be a snap on the D row. Although this was a tune in G and box players were still using 1 row instruments then, so perhaps it’s a G box and he played the above, but fingering in what we C#/D players would think of as the key of D. Thus on a D box it would come out as above but be fingered (3dfd A>F (3dfd A>F. Hope that makes sense!

So anyways, you may wish to add more to the setting here and there. I always play a double cut roll on wind instruments in the 1st bar of the 2nd part, too, to liven things up a titch. It’s a delightful change from the norm, and an additional Irish version of this tune, to go with Coleman’s McDermott’s hornpipe, which is in D:

More suggestions for box

(3dfd (3Ada (3Bc#B (3Ada, more like, played in the key of D, to come out in G on a G box. Or (3gbg (3dfd (3ege (3dfd, on the D row to come out in G.