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Comhra Donn

Name

Comhra Donn (Hornpipe)

About

Sonny (Patrick) Brogan (1906 – 1965) was an accordion player from Dublin gave this tune to Brendan Breathnach for his ‘Ceol Rince na hÉireann‘ collections.

Sonny and John Kelly Senior were good friends and would spend a lot of time together playing tunes throughout the 50’s and 60’s in Dublin. Sonny lived beside Croke park which was not far from John’s home in Capel Street.

Sonny and John were both members of Seán Ó Riada ensemble Ceoltóirí Chualann.

Credit: © ITMA. Photographer unknown. Link

Audio

John Kelly playing An Comhra Donn on the fiddle.

Credit: “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina Player”, Topic Records. Additional tracks recorded, 1974.

Notation

Notated from above recording.

Hornpipes

Comhra Donn