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!
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!
The WestCoaster, X:2
what a brilliant hornpipe!
transcribed version that is a bit of a hybrid of Jennifer Wrigley’s recording and Fiona Cuthill’s youtube version
(plus a bit of my own bowing)