Source: Joe Burke, Andy McGann, Felix Dolan : "Tribute to Michael Coleman".
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.
T: George Ross’
|: 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.
T: New Century, The
|: (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
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.