The West End hornpipe

Also known as Cornphíopa Uí Dhuilleáin, Dillane’s, Ebb Wren’s, Sean Healy’s, Y Car Gwyllt.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The West End appears in 2 other tune collections.

The West End has been added to 5 tune sets.

The West End has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>f e>d|c2 A2A2 A>G|
F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>g e>c|d2d2d2:|
|:f>g|a>fd>f a>f d>f|g>e c>e g>e c>e|a>f d>f a>f d>f|c2 A2A2 A>G|
F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>g e>c|d2d2d2:|
2
X: 2
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|(3FED F>A d3 A|(3Bcd e>f g>fg>e|(3fga f>d e>ge>d|c2 A2 A>BA>G|
(3FED F>A d3 A|(3Bcd e>f g>fg>e|(3fga f>d e>ge>c|1 d2 d>c d>B:|2 d2 d>c d>e||
|:f>g|a>f[fd]>f a>f[fd]>f|g>e[=ce]>e g>e[=ce]>e|a>f[fd]>f a>f[fd]>f|e2 A2 A2 A>G|
(3FED F>A d3 A|(3Bcd e>f g>fg>e|(3fga f>d e>ge>c|1 d2 d>c d>e:|2 d2 d>c d>B||
3
X: 3
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2|(3FED F>A d2 d2|(3Bcd e>f g2 g2|f>af>d (3efg e>d|(3cdc A2 A>BA>G|
(3FED F>A d2 d2|(3Bcd e>f g2 g2|f>af>d (3efg e>c|d2 d2 d2:|
|:f>g|a>fd>f a>fd>f|b>ge>g b>ge>g|a>fd>f a>fd>f|e2 A2 A>BA>G|
(3FED F>A d2 d2|(3Bcd e>f g2 g2|f>af>d (3efg e>c|d2 d2 d2:|
4
X: 4
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F>DF>A d2 d2|c>de>f g2 g2|f>af>d e>ge>d|c2 A2 A2 A>G|
F>DF>A d2 d2|c>de>f g2 g2|f>af>d e>ge>c|d2 d2 d2:|
|:f>g|a>fd>f a>fd>f|g>ec>e g>ec>e|a>fd>f a>fd>f|e2 A2 A2 A>G|
F>DF>A d2 d2|c>de>f g2 g2|f>af>d e>ge>c|d2 d2 d2:|
5
X: 5
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:FGAF D2 d2|cdec A3 f|gfed B2 ed|c2 A2 A2 AG|
FGAF D2 d2|cdec A3 f|gfed Bdce|1 d4- d2 AG:|2 d4- d2 fg||
afdf a2 a2|gece g2 g2|fedc d2 ed|c2 A2 A2 fg|
afdf a2 a2|gece g2 g2|afdf gece|d2 f2 d2 fg|
afdf a2 a2|gece g2 g2|fedc d2 ed|c2 A2 A2 AG|
FGAF D2 d2|cdec A3 f|gfed Bdce|d4- d2||
A,2|:"D"DEFD A,2 F2|"A"EFGE "D"F2 d2|"Em"edcB G2 cB|"A"AGFG E2 A,2|
"D"DEFD dA F2|"A"EFGE CE c2|"Em"BAGF "G"GB "A"A2|1 "D"DFAF D2 A,2:|2 "D"DFAF [d4F4D4]||
"D"fdAd f2 ef|ecAc e2 ec|"D"dcBA "Em7"BGAB|"A"A2 E2 C4|
"D"fdAd fd A2|"A"ecAc ec A2|"D"F2 FA "Em"BG "A"E2|
"D"FDA,D F2 A2|FDFA fd A2|"Em7"BGEG "A"ec A2|"D"dcBA "Em7"G2 GF|
"A"E2 C2 [c4A4A,4]|"D"d3 d AFDF|"A"A3 g ec"D"dA|"Em"B2 c2 "G"d2 "A"A2|"D"FAEA F2||
# Added by Bazza .
6
X: 6
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2|"D" FDFA d2 d2|"A" cdef g2 g2|"D" fafd "A" eged|"A" c2 A2 A2 G2|
"D" FDFA d2 d2|"A" cdef g2 g2|"D" fafd "A" egec|"D" d2 d2 d2:|
|:fg|"D" afdf afdf|"A" gece gece|"D" afdf afdf|"A" edcB A2 A2|
"D" FDFA d2 d2|"A" cdef g2 g2|"D" fafd "A"egec|"D" d2 d2 d2:|
7
X: 7
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|F/E/D FA d2dA|B/c/d ef gf ge|f/g/a fd eg ed|c2 A2 AB AG|
F/E/D FA d2dA|B/c/d ef gf ge|f/g/a fd eg ec|d2 dc d2:|
|:fg|af df af df|ge =ce ge ce|af df af df|e2 A2 AB AG|
F/E/D FA d2dA|B/c/d ef gf ge|f/g/a fd eg ec|d2 dc d2:|

Sixteen comments

The West End

Another simple but fine Northumbrian hornpipe attributed to James Hill.

I think it makes a better rant than hornpipe.

Sean Healy’s Hornpipe

Essentially a D-Maj tune, with modulation into D-Mix (just for the second bar of the “B” part) , which adds character and interest.

Dillane’s

Notated from Martin Mulvihill’s 1978 LP ‘Traditional Irish Fiddling from County Limerick’. Martin “learned it from the fiddle playing of Tom Dillane”.

West End

Northumbrian, transcribed from the playing of Jim Rutherford as recorded in 1954 by Peter Kennedy. Has hints of the Norfolk version but (imho) more guts.

The West End, X:5

The version of West End in Kennedy (Second Fiddler’s Tune Book. EFDSS 1954) seems to be quite different from the one above, so perhaps this setting should be filed somewhere else, but for present purposes here is a 2-part arrangement of the Kennedy tune.

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Re: The West End

Bazza’s setting (X:3) is quite well known in Scotland under the name “The Kirks” or “Kirk’s Hornpipe”. It can be found in Middleton’s Collection of 1870 with the latter title. Although there are similarities with “The West End Hornpipe” I’m not convinced they are the same tune.

Re: Ebb Wren’s Hornpipe

This is known in Scotland as “The West End Hornpipe”. It was published in triplicate in ‘Honeyman’s Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor’ (Edinburgh 1898) to portray three different styles of bowing hornpipes: Newcastle Style, Sand Dance Style and Sailor’s Style.

“Ebb Wren’s Hornpipe” corresponds to the Sailor’s style, “almost identical with that of bowing reels”. The other styles can be seen on this page: https://thesession.org/tunes/7554

Re: Ebb Wren’s Hornpipe

…or “Spock’s” 🙁

Re: Ebb Wren’s Hornpipe

This is part of the Circassian Circle dance set
on the CD “Australian Traditional Dance Tunes, Volume 1” by the Australian Band, Wongawilli.
The set:
Circassian Circle aka Hill’s Fancy
Ebb Wren’s Hornpipe
Luedecker’s Polka
Teddy Creighton’s Step Dance Tune

Re: Dillane’s

This tune is essentially the same as Sean Healy’s (https://thesession.org/tunes/9443). 2nd bar of the turn has B’s where the other version has C’s. Otherwise very similar.