The Piper on the Hob
I love this tune.Seamus, Ennis,amongst others considered this to be one of the oldest tunes in the Irish repertoire.The name is a probably a contraction.
of "The Piper on the Hob",a nickname for the House Cricket .
Angels of the North.
A|dcd A2G|F2D DED|EDE cBc …
seems to be the way I’ve heard the opening bars, also the way the second part finishes seems to vary a good bit.
Pipe on the Hob
There is a very nice version by Paddy Canny and Frankie Gavin on You Tube.
Been listening to a version on Gan Bua’s ‘An Spealadoir’ -
that I’ve transcribed, which is most of the way that I’ve heard it.
Pipe on the hob
Wonderful version! Thanks Jeremy.
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I learned it this way on the fiddle, which seemed different enough from the existing versions to be worth posting. And amazingly I’ve found an excuse to post my first ABC setting! I’ve found this opening in the A part to be common, with the d^cd dealio, but the C#/Cnat back and forth business in the B part |e2c =cec|e^ce a2g| is I guess not very standard. It’s neat to throw in if others are on-board with it though.
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Found this version in O’Neill’s 1001 (#406) under the name “The Lovely Lad”.