Walsh’s hornpipe

Also known as Cornphíopa An Bhreathnaigh, Walshe’s, Welsh’s, Willy Walsh’s.

There are 25 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 26 tune sets.

Walsh's has been added to 202 tunebooks.

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Five 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:|
5
X: 5
T: Walsh's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:cB|A/B/c EF Ac e2|d/e/f Bc de f2|fece aecA|B/c/d cA BA F2|
A/B/c EF Ac e2|d/e/f Bc de f2|fece aecA|1 B/c/d cB A2:|2 B/c/d cB A4||
|:aece fece|aece fecB|ABce fecA|B/c/d cA BAF2|
A/B/c EF Ac e2|d/e/f Bc de f2|fece aecA|1 B/c/d cB A4:|2 B/c/d cB A2||

Eleven 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.