Above And Beyond hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Above And Beyond has been added to 62 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Above And Beyond
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 ED FEEA|FAAF BAFA|d2 dB AFAB|ABFA FEEF|
D2 ED FEEA|FAAF BAFA|d2 dB ADAF|1 EDDE D4:|2 EDDE DEFA||
d2 dc BA A2|F2 Ad AF F2|d2 (3cBA BAAB|FAAB FEEF|
D2 ED FEEA|FAAF BAFA|d2 dB ADAF|1 EDDE DEFA:|2 EDDE D4||
ABC
X: 2
T: Above And Beyond
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
||: FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA | G^FG A2 B AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE F4 :|2 G2 FE FGAc |!
|:d2d3 c Ad | Accd cAF2 | ABdB A2 GF | DGG^F G2 AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE FGAc :|2 G2 FE F4 :||
||: FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA | G^FG A2 B AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE F4 :|2 G2 FE FGAc |!
|:d2d3 c Ad | Accd cAF2 | ABdB A2 GF | DGG^F G2 AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE FGAc :|2 G2 FE F4 :||
# Added by len .
ABC
X: 3
T: Above And Beyond
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 ED !slide!FEEA|!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|d3 B{c/}AFAB|{c/}AB!slide!FA {c/}FEEz|
D2 ED !slide!FEEA|!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|d3 B{c/}ADAF| {A/}EDDE D4:|
d3 c{c/}BA A2|F2 Ad AF F2|d2 c/B/A {c/}BAAA|F2 AB{A/}FEEz|
D2 ED !slide!FEEA|!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|d3 B {c/}ADAF|1 EDDED4|2 EDDEDz FG:|
!slide!F3 GFE E2|!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|d3 B{c/}AFAB|{c/}AB!slide!FA {c/}FEEz|
D2 ED !slide!FEEz|!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|1d2 {c/}BdADAF|EDDEDz FG|
|2d3 B{c/}ADAF|EDDEDEFA:|d3 c{c/}BA A2|F2 Ad AF F2|
d2 c/B/A {c/}BAAz|F2 AB{A/}FEEz|D2 ED !slide!FEEA|
!slide!FAAF !slide!B{c/}A!slide!FA|d3 B {c/}ADAF|1 EDDEDEFA:|2EDDED4||
ABC

Eighteen comments

Above and Beyond (slow reel?)

This is a fine composition of Diarmaid Moynihan, a founder member of the band Calico. He wrote it for his parents. They recorded a hornpipe after it, so I classify it as a hornpipe, but it actually sounds nicer as a slow reel.

This is the very first tune I learned from a recording with some help of my whistle tutor a couple of years ago, but I came across Jack Gilder’s playing of the tune this afternoon. It’s a lovely flute playing and well worth a listen: http://www.tipsyhouse.com/t_recordings.html

Jack’s playing it in G.

Yeah, it’s also played in G, but I’ve been playing in D for long. And you know, if it was posted in G, some would say it’s a hornpipe version of "Out on the Ocean," or something like that.

Hahaha!
BTW I assume D is the original key is it? I haven’t got Celanova Sq.

No, Diarmaid plays it in F. I guess he’s playing low F whistle.

Below and beyond

I played it in "G" because the tune they follow it with is normally in "G". I don’t know what kind of whistle Diarmaid was using, so I went for what I know — which isn’t much.

Cheers Slainte

The “unsophisticated anglo” problem

I suppose those Anglo things only play in one key, so others would be alien to you. But flutes and whistles are worthwhile instruments and should try out some new keys on them sometime :-)

Dow, try not to mess up the comments section of slainte’s tune posting with your puerile anti-anglo-concertina jealousy and insecurity pathos. Not being able to get that bona fide ITM sound on your English-system mousetrap is really turning you into a monster.

:-D hahahaha

Sorry Jack, you’re right. Well, except for the bit about "bona fide ITM sound" - if by that you mean that the anglo poxbox has a "bona fide ITM sound" (whatever that is - sounds more like honky bouncy morris to me) then I definitely don’t want to be able to get it.

:-D hahahahaha

Dow, you should have stopped at, "Sorry Jack, you’re right."

Okay sorry, I’ve been a bit unfair. There’s nothing wrong with the bona fide ITM sound of the anglo, if you’re happy playing in one key. Maybe I should dig out my baby toys to get that bona fide ITM sound. I used to have an 8-note multi-coloured xylophone with wheels - that would do just fine.

Go for it Dow — anything would be an improvement. :-D hahahaha

The Callico version in F (Dm?)

||: FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA | G^FG A2 B AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE F4 :|2 G2 FE FGAc |!
|:d2d3 c Ad | Accd cAF2 | ABdB A2 GF | DGG^F G2 AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE FGAc :|2 G2 FE F4 :||
is followed by another tune in a similar key
||: FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA | G^FG A2 B AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE F4 :|2 G2 FE FGAc |!
|:d2d3 c Ad | Accd cAF2 | ABdB A2 GF | DGG^F G2 AG |!
FDCD F2 AG | FDCD F3 A | cA d2 cAFA |1 G2 FE FGAc :|2 G2 FE F4 :||
Any one know what this tune is called please?

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Len, it seems you mistakenly deleted the tune in F. The second tune on the track is a horpipe called "Mickey Callaghan’s Fancy" while the band recorded it as P.J. Hayes’.

i did not like that tune

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There is a mistake in the abc here - the 2nd bar of the B-part should be |F2Ad BFF2|.

Another transcription

This is my take on the Calico tune. One thing I noticed but doesn’t show up here is the major number of slides that Diarmaid uses - he seems to like them, as do I - and that gives the tune a particular flavour. If you copy the abc into a programme like EasyABC the slides will show up. In a couple of places he uses ornaments that I can’t figure out but I’ve got as close as I can.