An O’Carolan march rather than a hornpipe, I think. I think I first heard this on a John Whelan recording with Jerry O’Sullivan playing pipes. the transcription is based on this if I recall correctly.
Very nicely played by John Wynne and John Mc Evoy
I came on this tune in the "Thursday Sessions tune books" www.andyhornby.net/thursday.html it is written here in 2/4 and I never thought of it as a hornpipe and I tend to try and play it on the fiddle with a bit of a lilting bounce to it.
It is subtitled in this tune book as "Planxty Madam Maxwell"
One of my own favourites that I keep coming round to
“Madame Maxwell” on concertina
Tony O’Connell plays a Wally Carroll concertina
Madame Maxwell / Toss the Feathers - reel / The Prince’s Feathers - reel
“Madame Maxwell” on harp
I ♥ Dow made me do it… ;-)
Re: Madame Maxwell
Recorded by Brian Conway