The WestCoaster hornpipe

Also known as The West Coaster.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The WestCoaster has been added to 4 tune sets.

The WestCoaster has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The WestCoaster
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(B,A,)| G,B,DG Bdef | gdBG FGDB, | CEAB cBAG | (Fd)AF DCB,A, |
G,B,DG Bdef | gdBG FGDB, | CEAc BAGF | ABA G FG :|
|:(Bc)| dg (3ggg agfg | dg (3ggg agfg | ea (3aaa ba^ga | ea (3aaa (ba) (3gfe) |
(dg) (3ggg ag(fg) | dgfg dBGD | A,ABc BAGF | ABA G FG :|
X: 2
T: The WestCoaster
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B,A,| G,(B,D)G Bde(f | g)dBG FGDB, | CEA(B c)BAG | F(dA)F (3DED (3CB,A, |
G,(B,D)G Bde(f | g)dBG FGD(B, | C)EA(c B)AGF | ABA G FG :|
|:(Bc)| (dg) ~g2 agfg | (dg) ~g2 agfg | (ea) ~a2 ba^ga | (ea) ~a2 (ba) (3gfe |
(dg) ~g2 agfg | dgfg dBGD | A,(EAc) BAGF | (FG) (GF) G2 :|
# Added by DomW .

Five comments

The WestCoaster

This is a nice "swingy" hornpipe by Angus Grant,Snr, my one time fiddle teacher.It`s also on a cd by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley, "The Watch Stone ". This is my first attempt at writing out a tune in ABC format so if I`ve got things wrong ,bear with me please and put me right!

Format Superb

A great looking and sounding file / tune. At what speed do you normally play this and is if heavily syncopated? I noticed you mentioned "swingy".

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Tempo / WestCoaster

I play this about 170bpm.Angus & Jennifer both play this clean and crisp,Hazel Wrigley plays a great vamping backing guitar in the style of Jack Evans/Easy Club.I have`nt got the timing right on the ABA G FG line, it looks ok but does`nt sound right! We do a set of 1) one of my tunes 2)The WestCoaster 3)Haggis Fondue 4)Hair in the Gate(great tune by Jim Sutherland/EasyClub) 5)Da New Rigged Ship. I`ve a jig by Angus G.snr -The Lapwing I`ll try and post it up,cheers Alan T.


I really like this tune! I lke it when Hazel Wrigley plays it! The vamping it great!