The Sheffield hornpipe

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Sheffield has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Sheffield
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|c2 ce d2 df|ecdB AFGE|
D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|BGBd cAce|1 d2 f2 d2 FE:|2 d2 f2 d2 cd||
|:ecAA A2 de|fdAA A2 ef|gefd ecdf|ecdB AFGE|
D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|BGBd cAce|1 d2 f2 d2 cd:|2 d2 f2 d2||
2
X: 2
T: The Sheffield
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|c2 ce d2 df|(3(efe) (3(dcB) (3(ABA) (3(GFE)|
D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|BGBd cAce|1 d2 f2 d2 FE:|2 d2 f2 d2 cd||
|:ecAA Ac de|fdAA Ad ef|(3(gag) (3(fgf) (3(efe) (3(ded)|(3(cdc) (3(BcB) (3(ABA) (3(GFE)|
D2 FA d2 dc|BGBd A2 Ad|BGBd cAce|1 d2 f2 d2 cd:|2 d2 f2 d2||

Five comments

The Sheffield Hornpipe

I put this tune in after seeing it on the Requests list. It’s the setting in the Charlton Memorial Tunebook, produced some time ago by the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society. I know nothing more about this tune, or how it connects with Sheffield.

The only recording I know of this tune is from the Boys of the Lough, "The West of Ireland." Aly Bain and Brendan Begley do a very nice fiddle/accordion duet. Maybe somebody could look up what they say about this tune in their liner notes.

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Thanks for this as I used to play it when I lived in Sheffield but had forgotten it.

Sheffield Hornpipe

I just started playing this tune after hearing it on Barry Dransfield’s album Bowin’ and Scrapin’ from 1978. He follows it with Pet of the Pipers (in key of A).

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