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The Fisherman’s Hornpipe


The Fisherman’s (hornpipe)


From the sleeve notes of “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina Player” album, Topic Records, 1975:

“John had this from an old concertina player of West Clare but plays it with his own arrangement. O’Neill prints two closely-related sets in his Music of Ireland (Nos 1575-76) The tune is also known as The Egg, Lord Howe’s, Blanchard’s. The College, and The Blacksmith’s Hornpipe.”

Details: Date: 1935, Location: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Photographer: Albert Eskerod.

Credit: The Photographic Collection, C022.19.00053. Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. Link


John Kelly playing The Fisherman's Hornpipe on the concertina

Credit: “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina” album, Topic Records, 1974. Link.


Notated from above recording.


The Fisherman’s Hornpipe