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:
T: Glen Aln, The
(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.
Northumberland’s Moothy (harmonica) Playing Tradition
The Will Atkinson Audio Collection
FARNE (Folk Archive Resource North East)
MP3 & RealAudio files
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
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
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
FARNE - Folk Archive Resource North East
Programme Three: Will Atkinson and Friends
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:
T: The Glen Aln
(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…