Ben C Niven hornpipe

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Ben C Niven has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Ben C Niven
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
A | Beed e2ef | g2Bd fded | Adde dAdf | g2Bg fded |
Beed e2ef | g2Bd fdef | gefd edBA | B2e2 e3 :|
|: f | g2Bg egBg | edef g2fe | d2Bd AdBd | g2dB edef |
g2Bg egBg | edef g2ef | gefd edBA | B2e2 e3 :|
|: A | Beed e2ef | Beed e2dB | AddB dAdB | ABdA e2dA |
Beed e2ef | Beed e2dB | gefd edBA | B2e2 e3 :|
|: f | edef g2ef | g2ef Bgeg | fefd edBd | g2dB eAef |
edef g2ef | g2ef Bgeg | gefd edBA | B2e2 e3 :|

Four comments

Ben C Niven

A popular hornpipe, especially among pipers, by Iain MacCrimmon, though for whatever reason the D part rarely gets played.

Re: Ben C Niven

Thanks for posting this - it’s been a favourite pipe tune of mine for years, but I’ve only ever heard it played twice. Once was by a band on Radio Scotland’s "Pipeline’s" piping programme, and it was recorded by "The McNaughton’s Vale Of Atholl JuniorPipe Band", on a cassette tape called "Spinning A Yarn".
Until you posted this here, I had only heard it as a 3-part tune, as you said, so I’m very pleased to have a 4th part, which I look forward to trying. It is weird - I’ve never come across that before, as pipers are usually fairly dogmatic about their settings.
By a strange coincidence, I was discussing this very tune with a piper who attends my flute class last Monday night. He hadn’t heard the tune at all, so I’ll pass it on to him this Monday coming. Thanks once again.

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Re: Ben C Niven

PS - do you know who Ben C. Niven is / was ? I like to know these things.

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