Joe Ryan’s hornpipe

Also known as O Rahilly Of Athcarne, O’Reilly From Aithcairne, O’Reilly From Aithcarne, O’Reilly Of Aithcairne, O’Reilly Of Athcarne, Paddy O’Brien’s.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Joe Ryan’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Joe Ryan's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Joe Ryan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AG|EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abag edcB|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|
|:ef|g3a gede|gage d2cd|ed (3efg agab|abag e2ed|
eged c2AB|cedc B2cB|ABce dcBc|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|
X: 2
T: Joe Ryan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AG|EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abag edcB|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|
|:ef|g3a gede|gage d2cd|ed (3efg agab|abag e2ed|
eged c2AB|cedc B2cB|ABce dcBc|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|
X: 3
T: Joe Ryan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abag edcB | AGEF GBAG |
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abge dged | c2 A2 A2 :|
~g3 a gede | gage d2 (3Bcd | ed (3efg ~a3 g | abag ~e2 ed |
eged c2 AB | cedc B2 cB | ABce dcBc | AGEF GBAG |
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abge dged | c2 A2 A2 :|

Eight comments

I heard this set dance on a recording of a house concert, played solo on concertina by Claire Keville. She didn’t have a name for it, but said she had learned it from Joe Ryan. It bears a strong resemblance to "The Hills of Coore" by Junior Crehan, but there are enough melodic differences — as well as a 12-bar second part — to, in my opinion, qualify it as a distinct tune. It may, however, merely be a set dance version of "Coore."

In transcribing this, I’ve left out a couple nice concertina touches that likely wouldn’t translate to other instruments. For example, Ms. Keville played an E (left hand, C-row) instead of the final B in the first and fifth bars of the A-part. She also substituted an A (left hand, C-row) for the final G in the third bar of the B-part. And she played some beautiful octaves on the G, E and Cs in the B-part.

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You sure your barlines are in the right place? It makes more sense to me like this:

X: 1
T: Joe Ryan’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Ador
AG|EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abag edcB|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|
|:ef|g3a gede|gage d2cd|ed (3efg agab|abag e2ed|
eged c2AB|cedc B2cB|ABce dcBc|AGEF G2AG|
EAAB cBcA|dcde g2 (3efg|abge dged|c2 A2 A2:|

You’re right, Dow, and I was going to fix it but it looks like Jeremy already has! Funny, I ran it through ABC Navigator and it sounded fine.

And now, of course, those concertina note substitutions I mentioned fall in the 2nd and 6th bars of the A-part, and 4th bar of the B-part.

Carolan

This is a Carolan tune. If I recall correctly, Joe Ryan heard it from Paddy (Offaly/Minnesota) O’Brien who had arranged it as a set dance in hornpipe time.

Paddy O’Brien’s

This is called Paddy O’Brien’s on Joe Ryan’s CD - An Buachaill Dreoite. Great music.

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“O’Reilly Of Athcarne” - rescued duplication

X: 1
T: Paddy O’Brien’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Ador
|: AG |\
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abag edcB | AGEF GBAG |
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abge dged | c2 A2 A2 :|
|: ef |\
~g3 a gede | gage d2 (3Bcd | ed (3efg ~a3 g | abag ~e2 ed |
eged c2 AB | cedc B2 cB | ABce dcBc | AGEF GBAG |
EAAB cBcA | dcde ~g2 (3efg | abge dged | c2 A2 A2 :|

Paddy O’Brien’s - This is on Joe Ryan’s An Buachaill Dreoite as a hornpipe. It’s an odd one though with it’s second part twelve bars repeated as Joe played it. He got it from the Offaly Paddy O’Brien when they were both members of the Castle Ceiliband.

# Posted on June 5th 2011 by Prof. Prlwytzkofsky

This is on "Snug in the blanket" by Paddy O’Brien, Jamie Gans and Daithi Sproule with the name "O’Reilly of Athcarne (sp?) and O’Brien, somewhere, attributes it to O’Carolan. Fiddler’s Companion does, too, and says its a planxty. Great tune, whatever.

# Posted on June 6th 2011 by reedy grins

O’Reily of Athcarne - Great, that seems to fit well. I thought it was a bit too regular in it’s irregularity to class as a set dance but never thought of Carolan.

I actually went back to the CD to lift the tune he plays after it, the Few Bob, which came up the night before and I nearly had it. Typically I stumbled into another tune and learned that as well. Serendipity!

# Posted on June 6th 2011 by Prof. Prlwytzkofsky

Precisely what happened to me with this tune - found it by O’Brien et al on Spotify then had to learn the one that they play before it, a "clan march" written by O’Brien called The wee folks’ revenge - another really "odd" one.

# Posted on June 6th 2011 by reedy grins

It’s number 138 in Donal O’Sullivan’s book on Carolan. He cites the Goodman manuscript in Trinity College as his source.

# Posted on June 6th 2011 by Weejie

O’Sullivan points out the similarity with ‘The Cruiskeen Lawn’ (first printed as ‘Put In All’ by Playford’), and doubts its credentials as a Carolan tune.

# Posted on June 6th 2011 by Weejie