The New Century hornpipe

Also known as George Ross’ Hornpipes.

There are 27 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The New Century appears in 3 other tune collections.

The New Century has been added to 1 tune set.

The New Century has been added to 59 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The New Century
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
Bc|dB G^F GB (3dcB|cA FE FA cA|BA G^F GB (3de^f|gb (3ag^f ga ge|
dg dB (3GBG AB|cf cA (3FAF GA|(3BAG gG ^fG e^F|1AG G^F GA:|2AG G^F G2-|:GA||
Bc de fd ce|dD E^F GF GA|Bc de =fd (3e^fg|a^f d^c d2 (3def|
gd BG ec A^F|G^F Gc AG EG|(3^FED AB ce d^F|AG G^F G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The New Century
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d>BG>F G>B (3dcB | c>A=F>E F>G (3ABc | B>AG>F G>B (3def | g>b (3agf g>fg>e |
d>gd>B G>GA>B | c>=fc>A F>FA>c | (3BAG g>d e>cD>F | A>GG>F (G2 :|
B>cd>e =f>dc>A | d>DE>F G>FG>F | G>Ad>e f>d (3efg | a>gd>c d>f (3agf |
g>dB>g e>cA>F | G>FG>B A>GE>G | (3FED A>B c>ed>F | A>GG>F (G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The New Century
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3ABc | dBGF GBdB | cA=FE =FG (3ABc | BAGF GB (3def | gage ga (3gfe | dedB GF (3GAB | cdcA =F2GA | (3BAG gB fBeG | (3ABA GF G2 :|
|: G2 | (3ABc de =fdcA | BDFA GFGA | Bcde =fdge | (3ag=f dc d2 (3def | gdBG ecAB | GFGA (3BAG EG | FDdB cedB | (3ABA GF G2 :|
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4
X: 4
T: The New Century
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
Bc|dBG^F GB (3dcB|cAFE FAcA|BAG^F GB (3de^f|gb (3ag^f gage|
dgdB (3GBG AB|cfcA (3FAF GA|(3BAG gG ^fGe^F|1AGG^F GA:|2AGG^F G2-|:GA||
Bcde fdce|dDE^F GFGA|Bcde =fd (3e^fg|a^fd^c d2 (3def|
gdBG ecA^F|G^FGc AGEG|(3^FED AB ced^F|AGG^F G2:|

Six comments

Source: Joe Burke, Andy McGann, Felix Dolan : "Tribute to Michael Coleman".
Transcription: g.m.p.

New century hornpipe

I first heard this tune on the Kathleen Collins CD Irish Traditional Music, and have tried ,without much success, to transcribe it from the CD. I think that it is played in D, in this version.

George Ross’ Hornpipes ~ #1of 2 ~ a duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 15th 2007 by OsvaldoLaviosa.
~ /tunes/7971

X: 2
T: George Ross’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
|: B>c |
d>BG>F G>B (3dcB | c>A=F>E F>G (3ABc | B>AG>F G>B (3def | g>b (3agf g>fg>e |
d>gd>B G>GA>B | c>=fc>A F>FA>c | (3BAG g>d e>cD>F | A>GG>F (G2 :|
|: G)>A |
B>cd>e =f>dc>A | d>DE>F G>FG>F | G>Ad>e f>d (3efg | a>gd>c d>f (3agf |
g>dB>g e>cA>F | G>FG>B A>GE>G | (3FED A>B c>ed>F | A>GG>F (G2 :|

George Ross’ hornpipe by De Danann

From "Hibernian rhapsody" by De Danann you find a couple of hornpipes:
George Ross’ hornpipes 1 & 2
1. The New Century
2. The Wonder https://thesession.org/tunes/337

# Posted on November 15th 2007 by OsvaldoLaviosa

I learnt the following version from Joe Dowling, Kilkenny box player - it’s a lovely tune and deserves to be played.

X: 1
T: New Century, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
|: (3ABc | dBGF GBdB | cA=FE =FG (3ABc | BAGF GB (3def | gage ga (3gfe | dedB GF (3GAB | cdcA =F2GA | (3BAG gB fBeG | (3ABA GF G2 :|
|: G2 | (3ABc de =fdcA | BDFA GFGA | Bcde =fdge | (3ag=f dc d2 (3def | gdBG ecAB | GFGA (3BAG EG | FDdB cedB | (3ABA GF G2 :|

Posted .

Also in O’Neills in ‘older’ version - no.939, I think

Posted .

New Century

Kathleen Collins played one of the various Blackbirds and titled it the New Century for some reason. Puzzling that she would have the same title for a different hornpipe her ex-husband recorded. Yet another New Century is in Ryan’s and was recorded on cylinder a century ago by violinst José Zaffiro.

The O’Neill’s setting has one sharp; Joe or some other Galwegian flattened that F to give this tune its monolithic sound.