T: The Hot Ashpelt
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There is 1 recording of this tune.
The Hot Ashpelt has been added to 23 tunebooks.
Maybe someone will be able to identify this tune as I heard it as the theme tune on an Irish TV programme called ‘Hands’ from several years back.
I don’t think I know the actual name of the hornpipe, but it’s the tune that’s used for the song “The Hot Ashpelt” about Irish navvies.In 4/4 time, and in A mixolydian [?]mode, Scottish pipers call it “The Battle Of Waterloo”. No idea which came first.
It sounds like it could be related to the Bonaparte tunes:
Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine
Bonaparte Crossing The Alps
I think they are related to The Battle Of Waterloo.