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).
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.
Would agree completely, it makes a good rantish dance tune which will join the many ‘hornpipes’ that I play, without the dots, already.
hicks hornpipe recordings
You can find it on Irish Uilleann Pipes by Jean-Yves Le Pape.