The Glen Aln hornpipe

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Glen Aln has been added to 1 tune set.

The Glen Aln has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Glen Aln
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GDB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EGce DGBd|Agfe (3ded (3cBA|
GDB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|
|:(3Bc^c|dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BdGB|cAaA cAag|(3fga (3gfe (3ded (3Bc^c|
dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BgGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|
X: 2
T: The Glen Aln
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|G*DB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EGce DGBd|Adfe (3ded (3cBA|
G*DB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|
|:(3Bc^c|dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BgGB|(3cBA aA (3cBA ag|(3fga (3gfe (3ded (3Bc^c|
dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BgGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|
X: 3
T: The Glen Aln
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
(3GAB|cGEG cege|c'b (3abc' gecB|Acfa Gceg|dc'ba (3gag (3fed|
cGEG cege|c'b (3abc' gecB|Aafd Ggec|(3BAG (3fed c2:|
|:ef|gece gec'g|(3abc' gc' egce|fdd'd fdd'c'|(3bc'd' (3c'ba (3gag ef|
gece gec'g|(3abc' gc' ec'cB|Aafd Ggec|(3BAG (3fed c2:|
X: 4
T: The Glen Aln
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: (3CDE |F>DC>D F>Ac>A | f2 d>f c>AF>E | D>FB3/[D/F/] C>FA>c | G>fe>d (3cdc (3BAG |
F>DC>D F>Ac>A | f>e (3def c>AF>E | D>dB>D C>cA>F |[1 (3EDC (3BAG F2 :|[2 (3EDC (3BAG F3/ ||
|: G/ A2 |c>AF>A c>Af>c | (3def c>f A>cF>A | B>Gg>G B>Gg>f | (3efg (3fed |3cdc A>B |
c>AF>A c>Af>c | (3def c>f A>cF>c | D>dB>D C>cA>F |[1 (3EDC (3BAG F3/ :|[2 (3EDC (3BAG F2 |]
X: 5
T: The Glen Aln
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |G>ED>E G>Bd>B | g2 e>g d>BG>F | E>Gc3/[E/G/] D>GB>d | A>gf>e (3ded (3cBA |
G>ED>E G>Bd>B | g>f (3efg d>BG>F | E>ec>E D>dB>G |[1 (3FED (3cBA G2 :|[2 (3FED (3cBA G3/ ||
|: A/ B2 |d>BG>B d>Bg>d | (3efg d>g B>dG>B | c>Aa>A c>Aa>g | (3fga (3gfe (3ded B>c |
d>BG>B d>Bg>d | (3efg d>g B>dG>d | E>ec>E D>dB>G |[1 (3FED (3cBA G3/ :|[2 (3FED (3cBA G2 |]

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Glen Aln Hornpipe

Great tune by Will Atkinson, transcribed from a recording of the composer himself. Below is a transcription of the same tune from the playing of Joe Hutton:

X: 1
T: Glen Aln, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|G*DB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EGce DGBd|Adfe (3ded (3cBA|
G*DB,D GBdB|gf (3efg dBGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|
|:(3Bc^c|dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BgGB|(3cBA aA (3cBA ag|(3fga (3gfe (3ded (3Bc^c|
dBGB dBgd|(3efg dg BgGF|EecA DdBG|(3FED (3cBA G2:|

* denotes light-heavy pair. All other pairs are heavy-light by default.

I have the limited edition book of all Will Atkinson’s tunes if you want me to post some more.

That would be great Eleanor - they’re good tunes!

Yes, the more of Will’s tunes out in the wide world the better.

Will Atkinson

Northumberland’s Moothy (harmonica) Playing Tradition

http://www.soundsnorthumbrian.co.uk/page7.html

The Will Atkinson Audio Collection
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Audio Playlist
MP3 & RealAudio files

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http://www.asaplive.com/FARNE/ListeningPost.cfm?ccs=247&cs=741

http://www.asaplive.com/FARNE/Learn.cfm?ccs=188&cs=430

And his music on recordings:

Solo - "Mouth Organ"
Common Ground: CGR 002 / CGRCD002

"Ranting & Reeling: Dance Music of The North of England"
Various Artists - highly recommended
Topic: TSCD669

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/vop/669.htm
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/vop/notes190.htm

1.) Will Atkinson, mouth-organ
Hexham Races / The Stool Of Repentance

6.) Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
The Friendly Visit / The Greencastle / The Lass On The Strand

7.) Willy Taylor, fiddle; Joe Hutton, small pipes; & Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
Christie MacLeod / The Gallowglass Rant / Charlie Hunter

12.) Willy Taylor, fiddle; Joe Hutton, small pipes; & Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
Mrs. Jamieson’s Favourite / Parnell’s March

14.) Will Atkinson, mouth-organ
Farewell To The Creeks

17.) Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
J.B.Milne / The New High Level

21.) Will Atkinson, mouth-organ
Longueval

25.) Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
A.M.Shinnie / The Hogmaney Jig / Elizabeth Adair

28.) Willy Taylor, fiddle; Joe Hutton, small pipes; & Will Atkinson, rnouth-organ
Kelso Accordion And Fiddle Club / Linda McFarlane / The Scairlaveg

Glen Aln

I should have pointed out that my transcription was based on a performance in C. I transposed it into the usual key. It’s quite nice in C but very high. You wouldn’t want to try it on a fiddle unless you played it in the lower octave I suppose:

X: 1
T: The Glen Aln
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Cmaj
(3GAB|cGEG cege|c’b (3abc’ gecB|Acfa Gceg|dc’ba (3gag (3fed|
cGEG cege|c’b (3abc’ gecB|Aafd Ggec|(3BAG (3fed c2:|
|:ef|gece gec’g|(3abc’ gc’ egce|fdd’d fdd’c’|(3bc’d’ (3c’ba (3gag ef|
gece gec’g|(3abc’ gc’ ec’cB|Aafd Ggec|(3BAG (3fed c2:|

The Glen Aln Hornpipe

The Glen Aln Hotel is or was a hotel or pub on the A697 in Northumberland, near where that road crosses the small River Aln some miles to the West of Alnwick. I would guess that the tune is named after this establishment, which I believe was frequented by local musicians back in the Eighties and thereabouts.

X: 4 “The Glen Aln Hornpipe” C: Will Atkinson

From the harp playing of Kathleen Loughnane from Nenagh, County Tipperary, a member of the group Dordán, from their CD "Ceol Traidisiúnta Agus Baróc", track 11, the second tune of two, listed there as merely "Northumbrian Hornpipe".

X: 5 “The Glen Aln Hornpipe” C: Will Atkinson

X: 4 ~ the same transcription transposed up a step to G Major…