Holywell hornpipe

Also known as The Edinburgh, The Lighthouse, The Mountain, The Mountains Of Kerry, No. 171 (William Clarke Of Feltwell), Sleibhte Chiarraighe, Spanish Dollar.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Holywell appears in 2 other tune collections.

Holywell has been added to 1 tune set.

Holywell has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Holywell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|d3g edcB|d3g edcB|DGBG DGBG|DGBd cBAG|
d3g edcB|d2gg edcB|gfgd ecAF|FGGF GA:|
|:Bc|d2de dBGB|cdef e2AB|c2cB cBAG|Bdef g3g|
dBdg eceg|fgaf g2 (3def|gfgd ecAF|GAAB AG:|
2
X: 2
T: Holywell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|d2 dg edcB|dgfg edcB|DGBG DGBG|DGBd cBAG|
d2 dg edcB|dgfg edcB|g>abg ecAF|G2 G2 G2:|
Bc|d2 de dBGB|c2 e2 e2 z2|cBcd cAFD|dgfa g2 g2|
dBdg eceg|fdfa gfga|bgbg ecAF|G2 G2 G2:|
3
X: 3
T: Holywell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2gd edBA|G2gd edBG|DGBG AGBG|DGBd cBAB|
G2gd edBA|G2gd edBd|gfgd ecAF|G2G2 G2z2:|
|:B3c d2d2|cBcd e2e2|A3B cBcA|Ggfa g2g2|
dBdg eceg|fdfa gfge|dBdg ecAF|G2G2 G2z2:|
4
X: 4
T: Holywell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2dg edcB|d2dg edcB|DGBG DGBG|DGBG cBAG|
d2dg edcB|d2dg edcB|gfga ecAF|G2GGG4:|
|:d2de dBGB|c2e2e2AB|c2cd cBAG|cdef g2ga|
fdeg fdef|gfga gfed|gfgd ecAF|G2GGG4:|

Six comments

Revisiting some tunes I learned aeons ago I came across this one, not yet here, it seems. From Eliza Carthy’s "Rice"; traditional according to her liner notes.
Which tradition though? English, Scottish, Irish, Indonesian?

Holywell Hornpipe

It’s in Andrew Kuntz’s "Fiddler’s Companion" (contents are available on line - it’s a very good source). It is known by being in the tunebook of the c19 fiddler Lawrence Leadley who lived at Helperby, Yorkshire, Northern England. This place is not far North of York.

Holywell Hornpipe

Thanks Nicholas. I should’ve thought of TFC, having contributed some transcriptions myself.

Holywell, X:2

On page 63 of the James Goulding MS, Co. Cork 1817 as "Mountain’s Hornpipe".

Holywell, X:3

Tune #919 in O’Neill’s 1001, under the name The Mountains of Kerry — the first bars of each part differ from the settings above, but match the harmony.