McDermott’s hornpipe

Also known as The Flowers Of Antrim, McCormack’s No. 2, McDermott’s No. 2, The Sligo.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

McDermott’s has been added to 1 tune set.

McDermott's has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: McDermott's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dcdA FABA|GFGE C2 ED|CDEF GABc|(3dfe (3dcB A2 fe|
dcdA FABA|GFGE C2 ED|CDEF GABc|1 d2 f2 d2 fe:|2 d2 f2 d2 FG||
|:AFdF AFdF|AFdF A2GF|E=c (3=c=c=c Ec (3=c=c=c|E=c=cB ABAG|
FAdA FAdA|FAdA G2 FG|Eeed cABc|1 d2 f2 d2 FG:|2 d2 f2 d4||
X: 2
T: McDermott's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
{a}fe|:dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA Bdcd|(3efe (3dcB Ag{a}fe|
|dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA Bdcd|1 (3efe dc d2fe:|2 (3efe dc d2AG||
[FA]Ad2 [FA]AdA|FAdB GBFA|E=c~c2 Ec~c2|E=c~c2 (3ABc AG|
FAdA FAdA|FAdB GBFA|E2ed cABc|1 d2f2 {de}d2AG:|2 d2f2 d2||
X: 3
T: McDermott's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
gfe|dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe (3dcB Agfe|
dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe dc dgfe||
dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DFdA FdAF|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe dc d2 AG||
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA ~G2 G=F|E=c~c2 Ec~c2|E=c~c2 [C2A2] AG|
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA ~G3A|Bged cAcd|(3efe dc d2AG||
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA GA=FG|E=c~c2 Ec~c2|E=c~c2 [C2A2] AG|
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA ~G3A|Bged cAcd|(3efe dc dgfe||
dcdA (=F^F)BA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DFdA FdAF|GFGE CDEF|EFGA B2cd|(3efe dc d2 [F2c2]||
[Fd]cdA FdAF|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe (3dB^G Agfe|
dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA ~B2cd|(3efe dc d2 AG||
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA GA=FG|E=c~c2 [E2c2]~c2|[E2c2]~c2 [C2A2] AG|
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|FdAF ~G2 GA|Bged cAcd|(3efe dc d2B2||
AFdF AFdF|AFdF AFD=F|~E2 =cE dEcE|~E2 =cE [CA]A AG|
(3FGA dA (3FGA dA|(3FGA dA ~G3A|Bged cAcd|(3efe dc d4||

Ten comments

McDermott’s Hornpipe

This tune is very familiar but it isn’t like any McDermott’s tunes that already here so I suspect it has another name?

I lifted it from the Jim McKillop LP - ‘Mist in the Glen’.

It’s certainly not the same McDermott’s which Andy McGann plays on ‘It’s a Hard Road to Travel’.

A Google search on the first measure turned up the following at http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/Mc_MEN.htm :

McDERMOT’S NO. 2. Irish, Hornpipe. Similar to the “Flowers of Antrim [1],” “Marquis of Lorne [1],” “Sligo Fancy” family of tunes. The tune is sometimes considered the last parts of a four-part hornpipe recorded in 1922 by New York/County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman under the name “McDermott’s,” a name which has stuck. The first two parts of the Coleman piece are also called “The Galway Hornpipe [1]” or “The Baldheaded Bachelor.”

X:1
T:McDermot’s No. 2
R:hornpipe
S:A homemade tape of Con Cassidy of unknown provenance
Z:Transcribed by Larry Sanger
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
{a}fe|:dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA Bdcd|(3efe (3dcB Ag{a}fe|
|dcdA FABA|GFGE CDEF|EFGA Bdcd|1 (3efe dc d2fe:|2 (3efe dc d2AG||
[FA]Ad2 [FA]AdA|FAdB GBFA|E=c~c2 Ec~c2|E=c~c2 (3ABc AG|
FAdA FAdA|FAdB GBFA|E2ed cABc|1 d2f2 {de}d2AG:|2 d2f2 d2||

McDermott’s No. 2

Good work there, young Gary. I’ll change the name so that there’s less confusion with the other McDermott tunes here. Thanks.

Yeah, that’s the one. It seems I was p*ssed.

Paired with…

Galway Bay hornpipe by Andy McGann on Its a hard road to travel and titled McDermott’s. He alternates the tunes then tacks Bonaparte crossing the Rhine on the end.

Sorcha Costelloe’s McDermott’s (Flowers of Antrim)

Setting #3, which I’ll add momentarily, is my transcription of Sorcha Costelloe’s playing of McDermott’s Hornpipe #2, aka Flowers of Antrim, from this Comhaltas Live video of her 2nd place performance in the 2013 All-Ireland Fleadh. I think I got most, if not all, of the long rolls, but omitted the short rolls. I’m not sure about the double stops (and I left a few out) so if anyone can point out the errors, I’ll fix them.
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_435_6_sorcha_costello/

Re: McDermott’s

This tune is the one I know as ‘The Marquis of Lorne’ (with a setting in G in the Kennedy ‘Fiddlers’ Tune Book’).

On Andy McGann’s ‘Hard Road to Travel’ LP, he plays once through a different one under the title of ‘McDermott’s’, then goes into this one, and adds one called ‘From Galway to Dublin’ - which I think is similar to ‘Napoleon crossing the Rhine’ but perhaps not the same tune.

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