John O’Dwyer Of The Glen hornpipe

Also known as Gentle Philip Fahy, John Dwyer Of The Glen, John O’Dwyer, O’Dwyer Of The Glen, Sean Dwyer Of The Glen, Seán Ó Duibhir, Sean O Duibhir A Ghleanna, Seán Ó Duibhir A’ Ghleanna, Sean O Duibhir A’Ghleanna, Sean O Duibhir A’Gleanna, Sean O Duibhir An Ghleanna, Seán Ó Duibhir Gleanna, Sean O Duibhira’Ghleanna 1&2, Sean O Duibhiur A’Gleanna, Seán Ó’Duibhir A’ Ghleanna, Sean O’Duibhir An Ghleanna, Sean O’Dwyer Of The Glen.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: d>e |f3 g a2 (3ge^c | f>de>^c d>cd>e | (3fed (3cAG A2 A>B |
c3 d e>d (3cAG | A>d (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A3 A A2 :|
|: A>B |c2 A>B c2 (3def | g2 (3efg a3 b | a>b (3agf g3 a |
f2 f>g a>f (3gfe | f>de>^c d>ed>=c | (3ABA G>c A2 d>e |
f2 g>e a2 g>e | f>de>^c d3 e | (3fed (3cAG A2 A>B |
c2 c>d e2 (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 F>G | A2 A2 d2 :|
X: 2
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: de |f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
|: AB |c2 AB cdef | g2 ge a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
f2 fg afge | fde^c dedc | (3ABA Gc A2 de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
X: 3
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
"variations"
|: de |f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 AG A2 :|
|: AB |cBAB cdef | g2 (3gfg a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
fefg abag | (3fed e^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 de |
f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AGA A2 :|
X: 4
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: (de) |f(efg) aba(g | f)gec d(cde) | fde(d cB)AB |
c(Bcd) edc(e | dc)A(F G2) GB | A2 A2 A2 :|
|: (AB) |cBA(B cd)e(f | g2) fg a2 (ag) | aba(g f2) ed |
f(efg) aba(g | fg)ec d(edc) | A2 A2 A2 (de) |
f(efg) aba(g | fg)ec d(edc) | ABA(G A2) AB |
c(Bcd) edc(e | dc)A(F G2) GB | A2 A2 A2 :|
X: 5
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ed |cAAG ~A2 (3ABc |dcAF ~G2 (3Bcd| edce dcAG| ~A2 AG ~A2 de|fdfg ~e2 fe|
~d2 cdef ge|agec dedc |~A2 AG ~A2:|:ef|~g2 gagf ed|eg ~g2 gfed|eaag ~a2 ag|
eaag ~a2 ag|~f2 fd ~e2 ec|~d2 dc defg|aged cAGE|1~A2 AG ~A2:|2~A2 AG ~A3||
X: 6
T: John O'Dwyer Of The Glen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: d>e |f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>cd>e | f>de>d c>BA>B |
c>Bc>d e>dc>e | d>cA>F G2 G>B | A2 A2 A2 :|
|: A>B |c>BA>B c>de>f | g2 f>g a2 a>g | a>ba>g f2 e>d |
f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>ed>=c | A2 A2 A2 d>e |
f2 f>g a2 a>g | f>ge>^c d2 d>=c | A>BA>G A2 A>B |
c2 c>d e2 ^c>e | d2 (3cAF G2 G>B | A2 (3AAA A2 :|

Twenty-seven comments

“Seán Ó Duibhir a’ Ghleanna” ~ as a set dance

& the straight and narrow for ‘Button’ alias Jack ~

K: D Mixolydian
|: de |
f3 g a2 (3ge^c | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c3 d ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A3 A A2 :|
|: AB |
c2 AB c2 (3def | g2 (3efg a3 b | ab (3agf g3 a |
f2 fg af (3gfe | fde^c ded=c | (3ABA Gc A2 de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c d3 e | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd e2 (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 FG | A2 A2 d2 :|

“Seán Ó Duibhir a’ Ghleanna” ~ as found in a search online ~ ?

I found the following interesting transcription, but no name was given for the transcriber. If anyone else knows, please give credit. I have only edited out a few grace notes on the following cut-and-paste. The tune would be swung but this transcription was as is, without the ‘>’:

R: set dance
N: Paddy Glackin’s version is missing the third bar of the second part.
D: Paddy Glackin: Ceol ar an bhFidil le Paddy Glackin
D: Willie Clancy
M: C|
K: D Mixolydian
|: de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
|: AB |
c2 AB cdef | g2 ge a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
f2 fg afge | fde^c dedc | (3ABA Gc A2 de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|

"variations"
|: de |
f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 AG A2 :|
|: AB |
cBAB cdef | g2 (3gfg a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
fefg abag | (3fed e^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 de |
f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AGA A2 :|

“O’Neill: The Dance Music of Ireland” ~ 1907 ~ #967

Closely based on (only a few variations where things would have repeated…for example bars 4, 5 & 6 of the A-part and bars 10, 11 & 12 of the B-part… ) ~

K: D Mixolydian
|: d>e |
f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>cd>e | f>de>d c>BA>B |
c>Bc>d e>dc>e | d>cA>F G2 G>B | A2 A2 A2 :|
|: A>B |
c>BA>B c>de>f | g2 f>g a2 a>g | a>ba>g f2 e>d |
f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>ed>=c | A2 A2 A2 d>e |
f2 f>g a2 a>g | f>ge>^c d2 d>=c | A>BA>G A2 A>B |
c2 c>d e2 ^c>e | d2 (3cAF G2 G>B | A2 (3AAA A2 :|

Not actually a hornpipe but commonly played as a set dance this tune is supposed to have been developed from the air by Ellen Galvin of Moyasta. Her home recording of it is famous among those who know it and has rocked the foundations of several people’s thinking about Irish music when they first heard it.

Mrs. Galvin passed on the tune to Willie Clancy who travelled on the West Clare Railroad to visit her. Mrs Galvin had a store of tunes, among them several of Garrett Barry’s that Willie put in wider circulation, I buried my Wife and Danced on Top of her and the one named after herself among them.

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John Dwyer of the Glen

I was directed to YouTube in one of your discussions to listen to Angela Carberry and Aiden Quin playing 2 hornpipes. I was taken by the first, a version of John Dwyer of the Glen, which I know I have heard before more or less as played. As I can’t find it anywhere I have transcribed it into ABC as faithfully as my playing by ear would allow me ( they were playing a semitone flat which didn’t help much).

X:1
T:John Dwyer of the Glen
M:4/4
R:Hornpipe
N: From videoclip of Angela Carberry & Aiden(?)Quin
K:D
|:ed |cAAG ~A2 (3ABc |dcAF ~G2 (3Bcd| edce dcAG| ~A2 AG ~A2 de|fdfg ~e2 fe|
~d2 cdef ge|agec dedc |~A2 AG ~A2:|:ef|~g2 gagf ed|eg ~g2 gfed|eaag ~a2 ag|
eaag ~a2 ag|~f2 fd ~e2 ec|~d2 dc defg|aged cAGE|1~A2 AG ~A2:|2~A2 AG ~A3||

And Sean Dwyer of the Glen is the second one in the set they play.

O Dwyer of the glen ???

Does anyone know if the aire `O Dwyer of the glen` (Planxty dvd vicars st 2004) is known by any other name ?

Re: O Dwyer of the glen ???

John O’ Dwyer Of The Glen.

Re: O Dwyer of the glen ???

I think the Irish name is spelled:
Seán Uí Dhuibhir a’Ghleanna

Re: O Dwyer of the glen ???

The listing is for a hornpipe, but will give it a go !

Re: O Dwyer of the glen ???

Because there is no category for airs, and because they fall into numerous time signatures, you will find airs under a variety of categories on this website, waltz, polka, even jig. Same goes for marches. I am not familiar with this air, but if it is in 4/4 time, perhaps it is the tune you are looking for, just lurking under a different category.

Re: O Dwyer of the glen ???

Nice one ! that would explain everything !

How the midi on site handles 3/4 is closer to what is intended with this transcription, along the lines of how hornpipes are more normally swung ~ the 4/4 I’d given in the past… Both this and the more recent 3/4 transcription just linked to, from hetty, are built on 3s… For the 4/4 version here, N>N (N= Note) is meant ot be divided in that usual way, as 2-to-1 rather than 3-to-1… This transcription in 4/4 was influenced by several transcription I have of this melody, also in 4/4, and recordings…

Seamus Ennis

Is this the same tune Seamus Ennis played on ‘40 years of Irish piping’ under the name Gentle Philip Fahy?

Seamus Ennis and Gentle Philip Fahy

I was just wondering exactly the same thing, Piping Crow, so it was good to see your question.
I’m pretty new to all this and to reading music, but if I play the tune given in the sheet music at the tempo and rhythm that Seamus Ennis uses, I can pick out that it is basically the same tune. That makes sense, because he does say it’s a version, not exactly the same tune.

Lovely Hetty, thanks…

Cleaning up previous transcriptions by adding headers and \ ~ +

But I still find the different keys this moves through a little confusion ~ resolving on A or D… :-/

X: 2
T: John O’Dwyer Of The Glen
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: set dance
K: DMix
|: de |\
f3 g a2 (3ge^c | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c3 d ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A3 A A2 :|
|: AB |\
c2 AB c2 (3def | g2 (3efg a3 b | ab (3agf g3 a |
f2 fg af (3gfe | fde^c ded=c | (3ABA Gc A2 de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c d3 e | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd e2 (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 FG | A2 A2 d2 :|

X: 3
T: John O’Dwyer Of The Glen
N: Paddy Glackin’s version is missing the third bar of the second part.
D: Paddy Glackin: Ceol ar an bhFidil le Paddy Glackin
D: Willie Clancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: set dance
K: DMix
|: de |\
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
|: AB |\
c2 AB cdef | g2 ge a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
f2 fg afge | fde^c dedc | (3ABA Gc A2 de |
f2 ge a2 ge | fde^c dcde | (3fed (3cAG A2 AB |
c2 cd ed (3cAG | (3AdB (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
"variations"
|: de |\
f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 AG A2 :|
|: AB |\
cBAB cdef | g2 (3gfg a2 ag | ab (3agf g2 ag |
fefg abag | (3fed e^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 de |
f2 ~g2 abag | fd (3ed^c dcde | fd (3cAG A2 AB |
cBcd ed (3cAG | Ad (3cAF G2 (3GFG | A2 (3AGA A2 :|

X: 4
T: John O’Dwyer Of The Glens
B: "O’Neill’s The Dance Music of Ireland: ", 1907, page 166, tune #967
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: set dance
K: AMix
|: (de) |\
f(efg) aba(g | f)gec d(cde) | fde(d cB)AB | c(Bcd) edc(e | dc)A(F G2) GB | A2 A2 A2 :|
|: (AB) |\
cBA(B cd)e(f | g2) fg a2 (ag) | aba(g f2) ed | f(efg) aba(g | fg)ec d(edc) | A2 A2 A2 (de) |
f(efg) aba(g | fg)ec d(edc) | ABA(G A2) AB | c(Bcd) edc(e | dc)A(F G2) GB | A2 A2 A2 :|

X: 4.5
T: John O’Dwyer Of The Glen
N: Based on the O’Neill version of the tune given above
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: set dance
K: DMix
|: d>e |\
f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>cd>e | f>de>d c>BA>B | c>Bc>d e>dc>e | d>cA>F G2 G>B | A2 A2 A2 :|
|: A>B |\
c>BA>B c>de>f | g2 f>g a2 a>g | a>ba>g f2 e>d | f>ef>g a>ba>g | f>ge>^c d>ed>=c | A2 A2 A2 d>e |
f2 f>g a2 a>g | f>ge>^c d2 d>=c | A>BA>G A2 A>B | c2 c>d e2 ^c>e | d2 (3cAF G2 G>B | A2 (3AAA A2 :|

X: 5
T: John O’Dwyer Of The Glen
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1,850" ~ 1903, page 7, tune #35
S: Enright
N: Slow with expression
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: air
K: AMix
|: Hd/e/ |\
f>efa ge-ec | d>cde fe-e z | A>BcA d>c (AG/F/) | G>BAA A2 :|
|: A/B/ |\
cA/B/ c/d/e/f/ g2 (ef/g/) | a>bc’b ag f/>(a/ B/4c/4d/4e/4) | f>agf (f{g/f/}e) (e{f/e/}c) | d>cAA A3 (d/e/) |
f>efa ge-ec | d>cde f<e Ha>g | f>ded c>A (AG/F/) | G>BAA A3 |]

Thanks slainte, as the lads in that take are actually playing the ‘set dance’ of it… ;-)

Double the appreciation! ;-)