The New Century hornpipe

Also known as George Ross’ Hornpipes.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Caisleán An Óir (a few times), Lad O’Beirne (a few times) and The Wonder (a few times).

The New Century has been added to 1 tune set.

The New Century has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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:|
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 :|
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 :|
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 :|

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

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.