Need Some Hornpipe Recommendations!

Need Some Hornpipe Recommendations!

Hello. Can Someone point me in the direction of a good Hornpipe similar to Fishers Hornpipe. When I say similar, I really mean a tune that has similar arpeggiated sections and very intricate. Something In a Major key that sounds pleasant would also be a plus!


Thanks for any help,
-Worthington

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It may be a bit worn out for some (but then, isn’t Fisherman’s Hornpipe?), but I like The Rights Of Man. There are few tunes in the ITM repertoire that so scream to be played differently each time through. I have all kinds of fun with this one and tend to get very intricate on the B part as I go. I don’t know your specific goal, but there are loads of possibilities with TROM.

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I heard a recording years ago of a piper (Seamus Ennis?) playing a version of Fisher’s Hornpipe (which I can’t find in the database), followed by Alexander’s https://thesession.org/tunes/666 . Same key, similar vein, but different enough to make a nice set.

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plains of boyle is in a major key, I think rights of man is e dorian.
Green castle has arpeggio sections and is major but the turn is not

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Here’s a nice wee one, for ye :-)
f4
X: 1
T: The Lass On The Strand
R: Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ga|:bgdB GBdg|fecA E2(3EEE|DdcA FDEF|GABc d2ga|
bgdB GBdg|fecA E2(3EEE|DdcA FDEF|1 G2 B2 G2 ga:|2 G2 B2 G2AG||
FGAB cDEF|GABc d2dB|AGAB cDEF|GABc d2ga|
bgdB GBdg|fecA E2(3EEE|DdcA FDEF|1 G2 B2 G2 AG:|2 G2 B2 G4||

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Topical choice pipersgrip!

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The Wonder Hornpipe. Love the V of ii chord implied by the arpeggio in the second half of the fifth bar of the second part starting on the G#.

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Right on, yhaalhouse. A lot of those James Hill hornpipes would seem to fit the bill, being somewhat tricky and harmonically adventurous. Here’s another: https://thesession.org/tunes/945

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Also sound great on glockenspiel

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On that Golden Eagle Hornpipe as 5string mentioned above, wee Spankie Flavin gets round the 3rd position issue by playing four notes in 1st position, and it sounds pretty good.

Look at https://thesession.org/tunes/974 … you can play the last two notes of bar # 12 (A B) then the 1st two notes of bar # 13 (C A), one octave lower, thus staying in 1st position all the time.

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Miss Thompson’s should work well. You can hear a well-played performance on Sharon Shannon’s first CD. The second part of the tune is reminiscent of Fisher’s, while the first part differs.

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The ‘version’ of Fisher’s Hornpipe that I was referring to above is The Fisherman’s Lilt, - more of a *cousin* than a *version*, in fact. I’ve found a transcription of it here: http://uilleannforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1570 . Remarkably, nobody has yet posted it on thesession - I would do so myself, if I knew it better.

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The New Century is my current favourite—I’m learning it on concertina

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Miss Thompson’s, The Hawk,… fit with Fisher’s very nicely
Alex

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The Belfast Hornpipe (normally played in D) is a nice three-part one with lots of arpeggio stuff, and one of those useful tunes that sounds clever to play but is not unduly difficult to get the hang of.

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How about

The Flying Toad,

oops sorry

The Flowing Tide.

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I really enjoy the green castle

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