Walsh’s hornpipe

Also known as Cornphíopa An Bhreathnaigh, Shall We Step Out?, Walshe’s, Welsh’s, Willy Walsh’s.

There are 23 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Walsh’s appears in 3 other tune collections.

Walsh’s has been added to 20 tune sets.

Walsh's has been added to 192 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Walsh's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c>B|:(3ABc E>F A>B c2|(3def B>c d>e f2|f>e c>e a>ec>A|(3Bcd c>A B>AF>A|
(3ABc E>F A>B c2|(3def B>c d>e f2|f>ec>e a>ec>A|1(3Bcd c>B A2 c>B:|2(3Bcd c>B A2 (3efg||
|:a>ec>e f>ec>e|a>ec>e f>ec>e|A>ec>e a>ec>A|(3Bcd c>A B>AF>B|
(3ABc E>F A>B c2|(3def B>c d>e f2|f>ec>e a>ec>A|1(3Bcd c>B A2(3efg:|2(3Bcd c>B A2 c>B||
2
X: 2
T: Walsh's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|:"A"(3ABc EF Ac e2|"D"(3def Bc de f2|"A"~fe ce ae cA|"Bm"(3Bcd cA "E"BA F2|
"A"(3ABc EF Ac e2|"D"(3def Bc de f2|"A"~fe ce ae cA|1"Bm"(3Bcd "E"cB "A"A2 cB:|2"Bm"(3Bcd "E"cB "A"A2 (3efg||
|:"A"~ae ce fe ce|~ae ce fe ce|AB ce fe cA|"Bm"(3Bcd "E"cA BA F2|
"A"(3ABc EF Ac e2|"D"(3def Bc de f2|"A"~fe ce ae cA|1"Bm"(3Bcd "E"cB "A"A2(3efg:|2"Bm"(3Bcd "E"cB "A"A2 cB||
3
X: 3
T: Walsh's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E/ |\
(3ABc E>F A>ce>c | (3def B>c d>e f2 | f>ec>e a>ec>A | (3Bcd c>A B>A F2 |
(3ABc E>F A>c e2 | (3def B>c d>e f2 | f>ec>e a>ec>A |[1 (3Bcd c>B A2- A3/ :|[2 (3Bcd c>B A4 ||
|: a>ec>e f>ec>e | a>ec>e f>ec>B | A>ec>e f>ec>A | (3Bcd c>A B>A F2 |
A>cE>F A>c e2 | d>fB>c d>e f2 | f>ec>e a>e (3cBA |[1 B>dc>B A4 :|[2 (3Bcd c>B A2- A3/ |]
4
X: 4
T: Walsh's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3GAB DE GBdB|(3cde AB cde2|edBd gdBG|AcBG AGE2|
(3GAB DE GBdB|(3cde AB cde2|edBd gdBG|(3ABc BAG2z2:|
gdBd edBd|gdBd edBd|GdBd gdBg|AcBG AGE2|
(3GAB DE GBdB|(3cde AB cde2|edBd gdBG|(3ABc BAG2z2:|

Ten comments

Kevin Burke

Hey! I love this tune! Funny that it wasn’t in here before. Kevin Burke plays this one on his "In Concert" album. Where did you get it, jocklet?

-Max

Walsh’s Hornpipe

I recorded a slightly different version at a session,but this version comes from Breandan Breathnach’s "Ceol Rince na hEiriann." Just for the record,in the other setting the first four bars of the second part go like this:
|aece Aece|fece Aece|aece AecA|(3Bcd cA BA F2|.

Doesn’t Kevin Burke play this reversed? With the B part first and the A part last?

Also played in G but that’s hardly surprising as it happens with a lot of tunes in A and vice versa.

The version I posted yesterday was my best attempt at Kevin Burke’s rendition on his In Concert CD. He does start with the B part and ends with the B part as well.

This is a slide, do you like it ? 😉

This tune came back recently to my memory rather as a slide… For example :
M:12/8
K:Amaj
ABc E2F A2c e3 | def B2c d2e f3 | f2e c2e a2e c2A | Bcd c2B A3 A3|

Jackie Daly also plays it on CD ‘Living Tradition"

Shall We Step Out?

Another tune from:
Lets Have A Session,
Continuing The Tradition,
A Second Compilcation Of Traditional Irish Music,
Settings Selected And Arranged By Kathleen Harte.