The Ballyoran hornpipe

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Ballyoran has been added to 1 tune set.

The Ballyoran has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Ballyoran
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dBcA BGAF|DGGF GABC|dggg bgdB|cABG A2 Bc|
dBcA BGAF|DGGF GABc|dggg fgaf|gbaf G2 Bc:|
dggg bggg|dgbg edBG|FGAB cBce|agfe dcBc|
dggg bggg|dgbg edBG|FGAB cADF|1 AGGF G2 Bc:|2 AGGF G2 dc||
BDGB dgfg|eccc Gceg|fddd fgaf|gfga bgdc|
BDGB dgfg|eccc Gceg|fddd fgaf|1 g2 gf g2 dc:|2 g2 gf g4||

Five comments

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.