Murphy Delany jig

Murphy Delany has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Murphy Delany
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GFG GFG|GFG Bcd|GFG GFG|ABG FED|
GFG GFG|GFG Bcd|efg dcB|ABG FED:|
|:Bcd ded|ded dcB|cde efe|efe edc|
Bcd ded|ded def|gfe dcB|ABG FED:|
2
X: 2
T: Murphy Delany
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D/E/|:G3 G3|GAG Bcd|G2G GFG|EAG FED|
G3 G3|GAG Bcd|ege dcB|ABG FED:|
|:B2d ded|dgd dcB|c2e efe|ege edc|
B2d ded|dgd def|gfe dcB|ABG FED:|
# Added by Moxhe .

Five comments

Murphy Delany

This is tune from the John Moore manuscript of 1839 (as presented in the Ironbridge Hornpipe, edited by Gordon Ashman, and published by Dragonfly Press, ISBN 1 872277 06 3). The spelling of the title is as presented.

It also seems to work well as a slide thus:

X: 2
T: Murphy Delany
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Gmaj
|: GFG GFG GFG B>cd | GFG GFG ABG F>ED |
GFG GFG GFG B>cd | efg dcB ABG F>ED :|
: B>cd ded ded dcB | c>de efe efe edc |
B>cd ded ded def | g>fe dcB ABG FED :|

Without repeats…

would be my preference for this one.

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Murphy Delany, X:3

This setting appears in O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, vol. 1, 1806, p. 65.

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Re: Murphy Delany

In Cape Breton, this tune is played in B flat major.

Re: Murphy Delany

This is appears to be the same tune as John Flynn’s Jig from Breathnach CRE4, No. 5 which he got from Stephen Grier’s manuscript Grier III, pg 47.