The Wren’s hornpipe

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Wren’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Wren’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Wren's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Wren's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
AG |: EA AB cB cd | ef ed Bc df | eA AB BA GB | AG EF GE DG |
EA AB cB cd | ef ed Bc df | eA AB BA GB |1 A2 AG A2 AG :|2 A2 AG A4 ||
|: (3aaa ag ef ec | (3ddd dc Bc df | eA AB BA GB | AG EF GE DG |
EA AB cB cd | ef ed Bc df | eA AB BA GB | A2 AG A4 :|
2
X: 2
T: The Wren's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
AG |: (3EGA AB cB cd | ef ed Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB | AG EF (3GFE DG |
EA AB (3ccB cd | ef ed Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB |1 (3AAA AG [AE] AG :|2 (3AAA AG [A4E4] ||
|: (3aaa ag ef ec | (3ddd dc Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB | AG EF (3GGE DG |
EA (3AAB cB (3ccd | ef ed (3BBB (3Bcd | eA (3AAA BA (3GAB| [A4E4] [A4E4]:|

Five comments

The Wren’s Hornpipe

This really good A mix hornpipe is from Geraldine Cotter’s whistle book and is different to the tune of the same name from O’Neill’s collections

Some possible variations

Not necessarily intended to all be used at once

AG |: (3EGA AB cB cd | ef ed Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB | AG EF (3GFE DG |
EA AB (3ccB cd | ef ed Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB |1 (3AAA AG [AE] AG :|2 (3AAA AG [A4E4] ||
|: (3aaa ag ef ec | (3ddd dc Bc d2 | eA (3AAA BA GB | AG EF (3GGE DG |
EA (3AAB cB (3ccd | ef ed (3BBB (3Bcd | eA (3AAA BA (3GAB| [A4E4] [A4E4]:|

Ooooh, Red Haired Boy-esque.

Cheers,
Armand

What do you get when you cross…

Sounds like a cross between The First of May and The Red-Haired Boy. Perhaps there’s the beginning of an interesting set in this.

sounds good in A dor. or A eol. too