I wrote this hornpipe in the Newcastle style for NSPipes with a low B key, although with a couple of tweaks it’d go on fiddle too. It’s meant to be played as though it’s in 12/8 - nice and smooth and flowing like this:
B2c|d2g g2e f2d fga|g3 d2c B2G D2C|B,2D G2B C2E G2c|B2A G2B A3 B2c|
d2g g2e f2d fga|g3 d2c B2d c2A|E2A Bcd c2A D2F|A2G G2F G3:|
|:A2G|FED F2G A2B c2A|B2G G2F G2A B2d|e2c g2c a2g e2^c|ded ^ce d3 def|
g2b gfe d2D D2d|c2D D2c B2d c2A|E2A Bcd c2A D2F|A2G G2F G3:|
I like this tune and have been polaying it on English Concertina but I’m sorry, it just doesn’t sound like a Tyneside Hornpipe to me.
The A part is fine (and original ) but the B goes more like a set dance. I keep hearing the Ace and Deuce of Pipering when I play this. I suspect that the critical bar is bar 6 where the two pedal figures are not completed by a third and the tune continues off in search of more broken arpegios. The rhythmn is fine and the modulations are fine. A few more falling sixths would be more typical but possibly toocorny for comfort.
So as I said, nice tune, and I will undoubtedly be playing it , but not a Newcastle Hornpipe as we know it.
Angelsof the North
Thanks Noel. After a bit of thought I think you’re right. It’d need to be more arpeggio-y and maybe with some 6th leaps or something. Now I feel challenged to have another go and do it properly this time! :-)
I tried again and made a better job of it this time - it was a lot more difficult to write than I’d expected: https://thesession.org/tunes/4163.
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K: G Major
|: B>c |
d>gg>e f>d (3fga | g2 d>c B>GD>c | B>DG>B c>EG>c | (3BAG c>B (3ABA B>c |
d>gg>e f>df>a | g>dd>c B>D (3DcA | E>c (3Bcd c>A (3DcF | A>G (3FGA G2 :|
|: A>G |
(3FED F>G A>Bc>A | (3BAG G>A B>G (3dcB | e>cg>c a>ge>^c |
1 (3ded ^c>e d2 A>G | F>DF>G A>B (3cBA | B>GG>A (3BAG d>B | (3e^de g>c (3a^ga e>^c | d2 A2 D2 :|
2 (3ded ^c>e d2 (3def | g>d (3gfe d>DD>d | c>DD>c B>DD>B | E>c (3Bcd c>A (3DcF | A>G (3FGA G2 ||
K: G Major
|: Bc |
dgge fd (3fga | g2 dc BGDc | BDGB cEGc | (3BAG cB (3ABA Bc |
dgge fdfa | gddc BD (3DcA | Ec (3Bcd cA (3DcF | AG (3FGA G2 :|
|: AG |
(3FED FG ABcA | (3BAG GA BG (3dcB | ecgc age^c |
1 (3ded ^ce d2 AG | FDFG AB (3cBA | BGGA (3BAG dB | (3e^de gc (3a^ga e^c | d2 A2 D2 :|
2 (3ded ^ce d2 (3def | gd (3gfe dDDd | cDDc BDDB | Ec (3Bcd cA (3DcF | AG (3FGA G2 ||