Kit O’Mahoney’s hornpipe

Also known as Deer’s March, Druid’s Field, The Druid’s Field, The Hawthorn, Kit O’Mahony’s.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

Kit O'Mahoney's has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Kit O'Mahoney's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GA |B3 c ABAG | FGAB cAFA | DBBd cAFA | D2 G2 G2 GA |
B2 Bc ABAG | FGAB cAFA | f3 d ecAF | D2 G2 G2- :|
|: GD |GABc d2 g2 | defd cAFA | GABc dgef | gagf d2 ef |
gBdg fAAd | efed (3Bcd eg | fafd ecAF | D2 G2 G2- :|
X: 2
T: Kit O'Mahoney's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3FGA |B>c (3BAG A2 A>G | F>GA>B c>AF>A | D>G (3Bcd c>AF>A | D2 G2 G>D (3FGA |
B2 B>c A2 (3BAG | F2 (3GAB c>A (3FGA | f>a (3gfe f>d (3cBA | D>GG>F G2 :|
|: D2 |G2 (3ABc d>Bg>B | d>ef>d c>A (3FGA | G2 (3ABc d2 (3Bcd | g>ab>f g2 (3def |
g>Bd>g f>A (3AAA | (3def e>d (3Bcd e>g | f>Af>A e>c (3AGF | D>G (3GGG G2 :|
X: 3
T: Kit O'Mahoney's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|{d}BdBG ABAG|{A}FGAB {e}cAFA|BGBd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc|
{d}BdBG ABAG|FGAB cA ag|ff/f/fd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc||
{d}BdBG ABAG|FGAB cAFA|DGBd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc|
{d}BdBd AdAG|FGAB cA ag|ff/f/fd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D||
GABc d2g2|defd cAGF|GABc ddef|gagf d2ef|
gBdg fAdf|efed ^cd (3efg|fafd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D||
GABc d2g2|defd cAGF|GABc ddef|gagf d2ef|
gBdg fAdf|efed ^cd (3efg|fafd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D|]
X: 4
T: Kit O'Mahoney's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B>c (3BAG A2 A>G | F>GA>B c>AF>A | D>G (3Bcd c>AF>A | D2 G2 G>D (3FGA |
B2 B>c A2 (3BAG | F2 (3GAB c>A (3FGA | f>a (3gfe f>d (3cBA | D>GG>F G2 :|
G2 (3ABc d>Bg>B | d>ef>d c>A (3FGA | G2 (3ABc d2 (3Bcd | g>ab>f g2 (3def |
g>Bd>g f>A (3AAA | (3def e>d (3Bcd e>g | f>Af>A e>c (3AGF | D>G (3GGG G2 :|

Eighteen comments

“Kit O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe” ~ courtesy of Tim, alias ‘tmcelrea’

You should have figured that one out right away, the ‘arrows’ are missing. If it were me posting this I’d have used the >>>>’s, as is my way and want. But, with respect to the contributor on who’s part I’m acting, I have left it arrow free. I’ll add my own take to it in the comments later. Further, in respect of the person on who’s part I’m acting their comment and some links will follow… :-)

“Kit O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe” ~ # Posted on July 16th 2006 by tmcelrea

Patrick taught me his hornpipe setting of this tune a few years back. I’ve listed it in the comments of the album ‘Tracin’, recorded with Gearóid Ó HAllmhuráin:

Tracin’ ~ Gearóid Ó HAllmhuráin And Patrick Ourceau
Submitted on June 14th 2002 by Bloomfield.
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/209

Track 14: Kit O’Mahoney’s / Fahy’s Delight

On the album it is played down a whole step. He was playing a fiddle tuned down to FCGD.

It is aslo tune #1593 in O’Neill’s 1850.
I am told that Kit O’Mahoney is Francis O’Neill’s mother.

Tim

# Posted on July 16th 2006 by tmcelrea

“Kit O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe” ~ with >>>>’s, after incarceration…

K: G Major
|: (3FGA |
B>c (3BAG A2 A>G | F>GA>B c>AF>A | D>G (3Bcd c>AF>A | D2 G2 G>D (3FGA |
B2 B>c A2 (3BAG | F2 (3GAB c>A (3FGA | f>a (3gfe f>d (3cBA | D>GG>F G2 :|
|: D2 |
G2 (3ABc d>Bg>B | d>ef>d c>A (3FGA | G2 (3ABc d2 (3Bcd | g>ab>f g2 (3def |
g>Bd>g f>A (3AAA | (3def e>d (3Bcd e>g | f>Af>A e>c (3AGF | D>G (3GGG G2 :|

I like this hornpipe, but the jig’s one of my favourite tunes. Cheers for the submission anyways, I’ve been meaning to learn the hornpipe version properly for a while but haven’t got round to it yet. :)

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ceolachan,

I admire (and appreciate) your restraint in not adding the >>>>s. All those dots give me a headache. I generally just assume that all hornpipes should sound like ‘doo-key doo-key doo-key doo-key doo-key’. ;-)

Tim

I’ts my underground and criminal history that has implanted the arrows on my handiwork… ;-)

Ah, I see. I suppose I’m just not that edgy (Touchy, perhaps, but edgy? No.)

Kit O’Mahoney’s - Another Option

I’ve always known Kit O’Mahoney’s as a hornpipe but here it’s played as a jig and in the key of "C" rather than "G". It’s on the Comhaltas site over at http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_229_2_bronwyn_de_paor/ and is also another example of the great music being played by today’s younger musicians.

Kit O’Mahoney’s - Version from Edel Fox

Here’s a transcription of the version Edel Fox played on the Clare FM Kitchen Sessions in November 2007. I ran out of patience trying to work out the cuts in the B part and couldn’t figure out the chords she used (her concertina has a few more buttons than mine and perhaps a different layout on the 3rd row). There are also some variations the 2nd time through (eg. substituting a high a in place of the f/f/ in the 7th bar of the A part.


T:Kit O’Mahoney’s
R:Hornpipe
L:1/8
M:4/4
S:Edel Fox from the Clare FM Kitchen Sessions, 2007
Z:Gary Martin
K:GMaj
dc|{d}BdBG ABAG|{A}FGAB {e}cAFA|BGBd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc|
{d}BdBG ABAG|FGAB cA ag|ff/f/fd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc||
{d}BdBG ABAG|FGAB cAFA|DGBd cAGF|DDG2 G2dc|
{d}BdBd AdAG|FGAB cA ag|ff/f/fd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D||
GABc d2g2|defd cAGF|GABc ddef|gagf d2ef|
gBdg fAdf|efed ^cd (3efg|fafd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D||
GABc d2g2|defd cAGF|GABc ddef|gagf d2ef|
gBdg fAdf|efed ^cd (3efg|fafd cAGF|DDG2 GDB,D|]

Kit O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe

The version given here is a little different from the "original" as published by O’Neill (no. 838 in DMoI). I say original because Kit O’Mahoney was O’Neill’s mother!

The version in O’Neill tune makes the tune’s ultimate identity with the "minor" (i.e. Dorian) English Hornpipe called the Sportsman’s (or Oldham) Hornpipe even clearer.

“Kit O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe” ~ with >>>>’s, after incarceration…& headers

X: 2
T: Kit O’Mahoney’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: GMaj
|: (3FGA |\
B>c (3BAG A2 A>G | F>GA>B c>AF>A | D>G (3Bcd c>AF>A | D2 G2 G>D (3FGA |
B2 B>c A2 (3BAG | F2 (3GAB c>A (3FGA | f>a (3gfe f>d (3cBA | D>GG>F G2 :|
|: D2 |\
G2 (3ABc d>Bg>B | d>ef>d c>A (3FGA | G2 (3ABc d2 (3Bcd | g>ab>f g2 (3def |
g>Bd>g f>A (3AAA | (3def e>d (3Bcd e>g | f>Af>A e>c (3AGF | D>G (3GGG G2 :|

For Doc Dow’s da… 8-)

settings of kit o’mahoney’s

These sound more like variations on sportsman’s hornpipe to me

Same tune, different title

Here is recognizably the same tune given under a different title by Josephine Keegan in her 2004 collection "A Drop in the Ocean":

X: 3
T: Hawthorn, The
M: C|
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: GMaj
dc |\
(3Bcd BG (3ABc AF | GFGA BGdc | (3BAG Bd cBAF | DGGF G2 dc |
(3Bcd BG (3ABc AF | GFGA Bcde | fefd cAFA | DGGF G2 :|
|: DF |\
GABc dg (3gfg | defd cAFA | GABc defg | agfe d2 ef |
gage fgfd | efge dcBd | fefd cAFA | DGGF G2 :|
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