The Ballyoran Hornpipe
There is a Wonder Hornpipe posted here, which has the name ‘Ballyoran Hornpipe’ in brackets after it, but it sounds like a Reel to me.
Although, one may well have come from the other.
This ‘Hornpipe version’ I got from Gay McKeon’s tape ‘Irish Piping Tradition’ where he says: "The Ballyoran Hornpipe was sourced from my brother’s manuscript of Leo Rowsome tunes."
This tune was composed by Sean Ryan.
"The Ballyoran Hornpipe" ~ Seán Ryan
"The Hidden Ireland:
The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan"
Compiled by Brian Ryan
Page 12: "The Ballyoran Hornpipe"
~ another take on the tune… 😉
I think this would make a better reel than hornpipe, with a couple of very minor changes. As a hornpipe, it leaves me cold, unlike most of Sean Ryan’s other tunes.
Watch the Tribes Céilí Band play this hornpipe: