The Stranger hornpipe

Also known as The Boys From Ballysimon, The Boys Of Ballysimon, Poll Halpenny.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Golden Slipper (a few times).

The Stranger has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Stranger
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|B2 BG A2 (3ABc|dc AF G2 FG|AF DD FA GF|DE FG A2 dc|
B2 BG A2 (3ABc|dc AF G2 FG|AF DD FA GF|D2 D2 D2:|FG||
Ad de f2 (3efe|dc AF A2 FG|Ad de f2 (3efe|d2 d2 d2 FG|
Ad de f2 (3efe|dc AF G2 FG|AF DD FA GF|D2 D2 D2 FG|
Ad de f2 (3efe|dc AF A2 FG|Ad de f2 ed|cd ec de fg|
af ge (3fed ed|dc AF G2 FG|AF DD FA GF|D2 D2 D2|
X: 2
T: The Stranger
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
B2 BG A2 (3ABc | (3dcB (3AGF G2 F>G | A>FD>E F>AG>E | D>EF>G A>Dd>c |
B>cB>G A>B (3cBA | d>cA>F G2 F>G | A*FD>E F*AG>E | D2 D2 D2 :|
A>dd>e f2 e>^c | d>^cA>F A2 F>G | A>dd>e f>d (3ed^c | d2 d^c d>ef>g |
a>gf>d g2 f>e | d*cA>F G2 F>G | A*FD>E F>A (3GFE | D2 D2 D2 :|

Eight comments

The Stranger (hornpipe)

Source: Elizabeth Crotty - Concertina Music From West Clare
Transcription: gian marco pietasanta

Key/mode?

I’d say this was in Dmix, resolving to D as it does. Reminds me very much of Delahanty’s (aka the Wicklow) Hornpipe.

Posted .

“The Stranger” ~ another name & way for this? ~ D Mixolydian

This was one of those flashes, "Damn, I know this!" ~ and then searching and not being able to find it, except in my head at this moment, but an old favourite it is nice to recall, though I’m still looking to find out where I first met this lovely piece, and to check my memory against the notes or a recording I might find:

T: ? ~ another name ~ ?
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: D Mixolydian
|: d>c |
B2 BG A2 (3ABc | (3dcB (3AGF G2 F>G | A>FD>E F>AG>E | D>EF>G A>Dd>c |
B>cB>G A>B (3cBA | d>cA>F G2 F>G | A*FD>E F*AG>E | D2 D2 D2 :|
|: F>G |
A>dd>e f2 e>^c | d>^cA>F A2 F>G | A>dd>e f>d (3ed^c | d2 d^c d>ef>g |
a>gf>d g2 f>e | d*cA>F G2 F>G | A*FD>E F>A (3GFE | D2 D2 D2 :|

* = "SNAP!"

We (in Toronto) play this followed by Bunce of Rushes, nice little set. A tune that should be more widely played.

Re: The Stranger

this is the untitled hornpipe on Martin [sic] O Connor’s 1979 album ‘Connaughtmans Rambles’, info thanks to Callison and irishtune website. Now I can stop saying ‘you know, that Mairtin O Connor hornpipe no one knows the name of ‘………………………

Re: The Stranger

Re: The Stranger

And it’s also in "The Dance Music of Willie Clancy" as "Poll Halpenny"