Hick’s hornpipe

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Hick's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Hick's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|dBGB dBGB|cBAG FADc|dBGB cBAG|FADD D2Bc|
dBGB dBed|cBAG FADc|BcBG DFAF|G2GG G2:|
|:dc|BGBd eceg|fdfa gfed|gfgd gbag|f2d2 d2dc|
BGBd eceg|fdfa gfed|b2bg dfaf|g2fg g2:|

Five comments

Essentially from the setting in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland #822 (without the synchopated notation transcribed there). The source was John Hicks “celebrated from Washington to Boston as a great Irish piper, a protégé of ‘Sporting’ Captain Kelly of the Curragh of Kildare" (Krassen). Appears as #1572 in Music of Ireland.

Nice tune. Anybody know a recording of it?

Oops, small slip of the fingers, the ABC is now correct I think, sorry about the sheet music (it doesn’t update).

Straight…

and a bit faster than hornpipes usually are taken sounds best to me for this one. I’ll have to check out the O’Neill’s and see how that version plays to me.

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Would agree completely, it makes a good rantish dance tune which will join the many ‘hornpipes’ that I play, without the dots, already.

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hicks hornpipe recordings

You can find it on Irish Uilleann Pipes by Jean-Yves Le Pape.