Joe Cunneen’s hornpipe

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One setting

X: 1
T: Joe Cunneen's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 BG DGBd | g3 e fdcA | B3 d cA A2 | f2 fe fdcA |
G2 BG DGBd | g3 e fdcA | B2 Bd cA (3AAA |1 AG (3FGA GDEF :|2 AG (3FGA G3 a ||
bg (3ggg dg (3ggg | bg ga f3 g | af (3fff cf (3fff | g2 ge fdcA |
G2 BG DGBd | g3 e fdcA | (3Bcd cA (3Bcd cA |1 AG (3FGA G3 a :|2 AG (3FGA G4 ||
# Added by Kenny .

Three comments

Joe Cunneen’s

Some times you hear a tune ,and think "I’ve got to learn that". This was played on a Clare FM radio programme a week or so ago on whistle by a musician called Micky Dunne. Joe Cunneen I was lucky enough to hear once in Miltown in the early 1980s. He was a whistle-player who came from Quilty - a very fine player.

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Joe Cunneen

Good man, Kenny! Now there’s a whistler I had forgotten about. At the 1989 Willie Week I went out with a friend who knew Joe to meet Joe at the Quilty Tavern. We stayed for a an or two hour talking and playing with Joe who belted out the tunes in great style on a wooden whistle, as far as I remember. I think I still have some photos — somewhere.

Second part

I learned this tune from Mickey Dunne last week, and one thing that’s missing is that he never played an f sharp on that long f of the second bar of the B part. He would slide up from e and linger somewhere on f-nat, I really have no idea how to get even close to write this down. Plus, he would play c sharps when doing the triplets.

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