#348, Vol 2 of Kerr’s Merry Melodies. Don’t have any idea what the title refers to. ;) A very fun tune, I picked this tune out of Kerr’s years ago, was very happy with my unique find for maybe a month, then came across a recording in the Comhaltas Archives of Sean Maguire playing it. I never bother with the 3rd octave C# in the 2nd part, don’t know what that’s for, to make the position shift easier for fiddlers I guess, but it seems no more difficult to play the Cnat like what you’d expect in the key of G. Often I’ll play gfge d4 in the 2nd bar of the 1st part, or play (3GBd (3gdB G2 at the ends of the part, typical little hornpipe fillips.
Scott Skinner wrote his own Triplet hornpipe too, in A, I’ll write that one out as well, also a nifty number. Carl MacKenzie of Cape Breton plays yet another Triplet hornpipe on one of his LPs, a Dan R MacDonald tune in Bb. That one failed to grab me.
Love it! Have you got a link to the Sean Maguire version?
Tøm, here you go: http://www.comhaltasarchive.ie/compositions/4866#/tracks/356
X:2 is the Scott Skinner tune. The A quarter notes in the 2nd octave at the end of the parts were marked as harmonics in original score - place finger over octave point of A string, touch string lightly with left hand, pluck string with right hand.