The Abbey Tavern hornpipe

By Charlie Lennon

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Abbey Tavern has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Abbey Tavern has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Abbey Tavern
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:B,=C|^CEAc eaga|bagb aece|(3faf df eAce|fedc BEGB|
cAEA CEAc|dBFB DBFB|GBgf ec (3dcB|Aaec A2:|
|:cd|ea (3aaa eaca|ea (3aaa c'aec|df (3fff ^dfba|gbfb edcd|
ea (3aaa eaca|Aa (3aaa c'aec|defd caga|(3efe (3dcB A2:|

Two comments

A Forgotten “Musical Memory” by Charlie Lennon

Even though I have yet to meet anybody who knows this tune, it has long been a particular favorite of mine. Maybe posting this will better my odds! It comes from the endlessly talented pen of Maestro Charlie Lennon; it is one of the many great tunes included in his “Musical Memories” Tunebook/CD. He wrote this (and the tune that follows it, “Baily View”) for master fiddler Sean Maguire. I don’t know if Mr. Maguire ever played the tunes, but they certainly would have sounded right at home in his hands. A bit challenging for fiddlers not used to the “Terra Incognita” of 3rd position, to be sure, but very worth it, I think…

I LOVE this hornpipe and I first started playing it about 15 years ago. I play it in concerts alot and seem to find something new to add to it every time I play it. It’s a great fiddle tune and I’m currently teaching it to one of my 12-15 fiddlers for the Fleadh.

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