Triple Hornpipe?

Triple Hornpipe?

Is there really such thing as a triple hornpipe?

I thought I had heard of it and might have wrote one, but it may be closer to some kind of French courtesan or folk dance, so-

Would it be 3 groups of 4 and 12/8, a bit like balafon or African music, though with the 4 groups less accentuated? Or does it usually reduce to 6/4 or 3/2? Can I tell from the melody without notation, if it is a 3/8?

This and any other questions I have yet to think to ask…?

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At the Wig we do a triple hornpipe called Is It My Turn In The Barrel? It often brings tears to one’s eyes. ..

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And the very last phrase of the last part was (on theMIDI) sounded like the Mexican Hat Dance!
My favourite hornpipe remains the Japanese one!

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I don’t understand your description, can you be more clear?

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mrkelahan - do you mean something like this?
https://thesession.org/tunes/49

If so, to answer your question - no, it’s just a hornpipe with a clear 4/4 feel, but with triplets here and there.

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That’s funny, my tune submission for the day is the Triplet Hornpipe: https://thesession.org/tunes/13248

This site still has its category in the tunes section for 3/2s. Place wouldn’t be the same without it, just like the mustard color scheme.

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Thanks for the links and comments - not sure where my mind was.

It’s definitely a 3/2, though with a little bit of a hop to it-

X: 1
T: Last Day of Summer, The
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|| GA |: BcdB c2A2 A2GA | BcdB c2A2 A2cB |
AGFG A2GF GABG |1 ABcA B2G2 G2-GA :|2 ABcA B2G2 G2Bc ||
|| dcBc d2d2 cBAB | c2c2 BAGA B2cB |
AGFG A2GF GABG | ABcA B2G2 G2Bc ||
|| dcBc d2d2 cBAB | c2c2 BAGA BcdB |
AGFG A2GF GABG | ABcA B2G2 G2 ||

The title is mine and probably poached from somewhere.

As for the other meters mentioned - 3/4 and 3/8, I’m familiar with waltzes and mazurkas, but I’m not sure about 3/8? If it’s a march and otherwise in 3/4, would it be a 3/8?

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Also, thanks specifically ‘Dr. Dow’ for the 2 links - I have Jerry O’Sullivan on CD, but that was thusfar the only performance of ‘Sunderland’ and ‘Alnwick’ that I’d heard.

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Mr Kelahan I like your little tune - it’s cool!

You might also want to check out the oddball French-Canadian tunes that have the same time signature but are more "reel-like", e.g. https://thesession.org/tunes/7194.

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In answer to your question, your tune is best transcribed in 3/2, not 3/8.