The Souvenir hornpipe

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Souvenir has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Souvenir
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|FDAD FDAF|GDBD GDBD|AEcA eAcA|df (3afa d'afd|
FDAD FDAF|GDBD GDBD|Acea c'age|(3ded fe d2 :|
|:d'c'bg dg (3bgb|d'baf dfa2|gfec Aceg|bd'a2 (3faf (3ded|
A2 (3Bcd gbAd|faGB dgFA|df (3BAB (3cBc (3dcd|(3ede (3fdA (3FAF D2 :|
X: 2
T: The Souvenir
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DC|:B,DED BGDB,|CEGE cGEG|FGAB cAFA|GA (3Bcd gdBG |
B,DED BGDB,|CEGE cGEG|FGAB cAFA|1 AGFA G2DC:|2 ecAF G2 gf||
|:|ecGc efge|dBGB d^c=cA|FD^CD FAce|(3ded (3BcB (3GBG D2|
EGce DGBd|=CEGc B,DGB|E2 F2 G2 A2|1 (3BdB (3DEF G2 gf:|2 (3BdB (3DEF G2 G4||

Three comments

The Souvenir

I got this tune from Eamonn Cotter’s CD “Trad Music from County Clare”. It’s a tricky hoor for the flute with that 3rd octave. I used to play it quite a bit, but no one else picked it up so the tune has dropped into my passive repertoire. Of course, Eamon does a great job on it – very accurate, nimble-fingered playing. It’s been a while since I learned so it may have undergone some changes, some northern simplification of Eamonn’s complexities. Those who have the CD can check.

This is an incredible tune, Mr. Note, thanks. The A part reminds me of Martin Mulhaire’s #9, a reel, but another favorite of mine. I know I’m not the person you’d hope to hear this from, but I’ll do my damnedest to pick it up on my contertina and play it at you.

The Souvenir, X:2

This is from the playing of Tara Breen and her classmates taken from an impromptu performance video. Not impossible on the flute if a bit of folding employed and a good opportunity to use the C-C# foot