Sherlock’s hornpipe

Also known as The Fort Of Kincora, Joe Burke’s, The Lakes Of Kincora.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Kitty’s Wedding (a few times).

Sherlock’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Sherlock's has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GA (3GFE DG,B,D|GFGA Bdgf|edcB (3ABA GA|BAGF E2 (3DEF|
GA (3GFE DG,B,D|GFGA Bdgf|edcB (3ABA GA|BGGF G2:|
Bc|d^cde dBGF|GBd^c dgfg|ef (3gfe dBGB|(3cBA BG A2 (3DEF|
GA (3GFE DG,B,D|GFGA Bdgf|edcB (3ABA GA|BGGF G2:|
X: 2
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: (3GAB |c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>dc>B (3ABA (3GAB |
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>cc>B c2 :|
|: (3efa |g>eg>a g>ec>G | c>eg>a (3gc’g c’>b | ~a2c’>a g>ec>e | (3faf (3ege d>cA>B |
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>cc>B c2 :|
X: 3
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: A>B |c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d (3efg c’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>dc>B A2 (3GAB |
c>dc>A G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>c (3ccB c2 :|
|: e>f |g>ag>f g>ec>G | c>eg>a g>c’b>c’ | a>b (3c’ba g>e (3cde | (3fed (3edc d>c (3BAG |
c>d (3cBA G2 (3EFG | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a2 (3gfe (3ded (3Bcd | e>c (3ccB c2 :|
X: 4
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: GB |cdcA GFEG | cGcd egc’b | agfe decd | edcB A2 GB |
cdcA GFEG | cGcd egc’b | agfe decd | eccB c2 :|
|: ef |gagf gecG | cega gc’bc’ | abc’a gece | fdec dcAB |
cdcA G2 EG | c2 cd egc’b | a2 ge d2 cd | eccB c2 :|
X: 5
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |G>A (3GFE D>GB>d | g>fg>A (3Bcd g>f | e>dc>B (3ABA G>A | B>AG>F (3EFE (3DEF |
G2 G>E D>GB>D | G>FG>A B>dg>f | e>dc>B A2 (3FGA | B>GG>F G2 :|
|: B>c |d>^cd>e d>BG>F | G>Bd>^c d>g (3ggg | e2 (3gfe d>BG>B | c>A (3BAG A2 E>F |
G>A (3GFE D2 B>A | G2 (3FGA (3Bcd g>f | (3efe (3dcB A2 (3FGA | B>G (3GGF G2 :|
X: 6
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DF |GAGE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | edcB A2 GA | BAGF E2 DF |
GAGE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | e2 dB AFGA | B2 G2 G2 :|
|: Bc |d^cde dBGF | GBd^c dgfg | efge dBGB | cABG AFDF |
G2 GE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | edcB A2 GA | BGGF G2 :|
X: 7
T: Sherlock's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF |G>A (3GFE D>CB,>D | G>DG>A B>dg>f | e>dc>B A>BG>A | B>AG>F E>DE>F |
G>A (3GFE D>CB,>D | G>DG>A B>dg>f | e>dc>B A>BG>A | B>GG>F G2 :|
|:B>c| d3 e d>BG>D | G>Bd>e d2 g>f | e2 g>e d2 B>d | c>AB>G A>F (3DEF |
G>A (3GFE D>CB,>D | G>DG>A B>dg>f | e>dc>B A>BG>A | B>GG>F G2 :|

Seventeen comments

Another tune that I learned from the "Smoke in Your Eyes" book…It has quite a few good tunes in it.

Joe Burke does a lovely job with this also.

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“Sherlock’s Hornpipe” ~ crediting sources: Bulmer & Sharpley

This transcription was obviously taken, note-for-note, from:

"Music from Ireland, Volume One"
Compiled and edited by Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1974
ISBN: 0-9503784-02

Page 27, tune #71: "Sherlock’s"

Maybe someone will add a unique take on the tune in the comments here, your way with it or from the playing or another? :-/

Note: "Smoke in Your Eyes", you were gracious to give your source, but that source wouldn’t be the first collection to base itself on what it took from the work of others… Sometimes folks, like you, are gracious enough to give credit, sometimes folks with less care, concern and consideration don’t bother at all…

So, it wasn’t aimed at you kard, but it does twist me to see such blatant extractions, as I highly suspect this one was… What else is in the collection you have, and what do they have to say for themselves and their sources? I think someone gave me a copy of this collection but I haven’t it here where I can check…

“Smoke in Your Eyes: A Compilation of Irish Tunes Played at Seattle Sessions”

Collected by Caoimhin Gaimh. ~ a compilation of over 600 tunes, mostly Irish, mostly jigs and reels…

Yes, this was, as I understand it, ‘farmed’ from various sources, so ‘collected’ is loosely used, ‘purloined’ from other sources would possibly be more appropriate? If not obvious, I have little respect for this type of collecting, seeing it as almost a form of parasitism, feeding off of and profiting from the hard work of others… Yes, it is ‘traditional’ music, but this type of copying, plagiarism to me represents a disrespect for others, and for the tradition… If you are going to offer the work of others, rather than allow yourself the credit, give credit where it has been earned…

I agree wholeheartedly, ‘c’. Plagiarism is one of my pet peeves. In fact, I have little respect for this type of collecting, seeing it as almost a form of parasitism, feeding off of and profiting from the hard work of others… Yes, it is ‘traditional’ music, but this type of copying, plagiarism to me represents a disrespect for others, and for the tradition… If you are going to offer the work of others, rather than allow yourself the credit, give credit where it has been earned…

Huh, did I hear an echo? :-/ :-D

You know I’m in a rotten mood… :-P

Sherlock’s

I know this one as Joe Burke’s HP (I see there’s a comment that he plays it :-)
Is it worth putting that as an alternate title?

Ola Spin ~ why not if that’s how you know it and others call it… But best do it in the earlier transcription. You can read the rant there while you’re at it… ;-)

Oops, this is the earlier one… Heh, heh, heh, too much strong Australian red wine?

“The Lakes-Fort Of Kincora” / “Sherlocks” ~ rescued duplication in C

Key signature: C Major
Submitted on January 16th 2008 by gian marco.
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NOTE: gm’s original transcription, 16 bars:

X: 2
T: Lakes Of Kincora, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Cmaj
|: (3GAB |\
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b |
a>gf>e d>ec>d |[1 e>dc>B (3ABA :|[2 e>cc>B c2 ||
|: (3efa |\
g>e g>a g>e c>G | c>e g>a (3gc’g c’>b |
~a2 c’>a g>e c>e | (3faf (3ege d>c A>B |
c>d (3cBA G>F E>G|c>G c>d e>g c’>b|
a>g f>e d>e c>d|e>c c>B c2 (3efa |]

Source: The Trip To Cullenstown by Phil, John And Pip Murphy
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

# Posted on January 16th 2008 by gian marco

“Sherlock’s Hornpipe” / “The Fort-Lakes of Kincora” ~ takes in C

~ a great old-fashioned style hornpipe, whatever the key, but gm’s previous transcription seems to be missing something ~ 16 bars, 32 bars total ~

X: 2
T: Lakes Of Kincora, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Cmaj
|: (3GAB |\
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>dc>B (3ABA (3GAB |
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>cc>B c2 :|
|: (3efa |\
g>eg>a g>ec>G | c>eg>a (3gc’g c’>b | ~a2c’>a g>ec>e | (3faf (3ege d>cA>B |
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>cc>B c2 :|

“Sherlock’s” ~ C take 2 & options, with and without > & (3

X: 3
T: Lakes Of Kincora, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: C Major
|: A>B |\
c>d (3cBA G>FE>G | c>Gc>d (3efg c’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>dc>B A2 (3GAB |
c>dc>A G>FE>G | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a>gf>e d>ec>d | e>c (3ccB c2 :|
|: e>f |\
g>ag>f g>ec>G | c>eg>a g>c’b>c’ | a>b (3c’ba g>e (3cde | (3fed (3edc d>c (3BAG |
c>d (3cBA G2 (3EFG | c>Gc>d e>gc’>b | a2 (3gfe (3ded (3Bcd | e>c (3ccB c2 :|

X: 3
T: Lakes Of Kincora, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: C Major
|: GB |\
cdcA GFEG | cGcd egc’b | agfe decd | edcB A2 GB |
cdcA GFEG | cGcd egc’b | agfe decd | eccB c2 :|
|: ef |\
gagf gecG | cega gc’bc’ | abc’a gece | fdec dcAB |
cdcA G2 EG | c2 cd egc’b | a2 ge d2 cd | eccB c2 :|

“Sherlock’s Hornpipe” / “The Fort-Lakes of Kincora” ~ D-limited options in G

X: 4
T: Sherlock’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: G Major
|: (3DEF |\
G>A (3GFE D>GB>d | g>fg>A (3Bcd g>f | e>dc>B (3ABA G>A | B>AG>F (3EFE (3DEF |
G2 G>E D>GB>D | G>FG>A B>dg>f | e>dc>B A2 (3FGA | B>GG>F G2 :|
|: B>c |\
d>^cd>e d>BG>F | G>Bd>^c d>g (3ggg | e2 (3gfe d>BG>B | c>A (3BAG A2 E>F |
G>A (3GFE D2 B>A | G2 (3FGA (3Bcd g>f | (3efe (3dcB A2 (3FGA | B>G (3GGF G2 :|

X: 4
T: Sherlock’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: G Majpr
|: DF |\
GAGE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | edcB A2 GA | BAGF E2 DF |
GAGE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | e2 dB AFGA | B2 G2 G2 :|
|: Bc |\
d^cde dBGF | GBd^c dgfg | efge dBGB | cABG AFDF |
G2 GE DGBD | GFGA Bdgf | edcB A2 GA | BGGF G2 :|

Sherlock’s, X:7

Another version in G. This one doesn’t have the accidental C#’s in the second part. Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch.