Spellan’s Inspiration hornpipe

Also known as Beodact Ui Spealain, Spellan’s, Spellane’s Inspiration.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Spellan's Inspiration has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Spellan's Inspiration
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
|: (3bag |f2 d>B B2 F>D | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>Be>d | c>BA>G F2 (3bag |
(3fbf (3dfd (3BdB (3FDF | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>BA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>E |F>GF>E D>EF>D | G>AG>F E>DE>F | G>AG>^F =E>Gc>B | A2 F2 F2 D>E |
F>GF>E D>E (3FED | E2 g2 g2 f>e | d>fB>d c>fA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: (3EDC |B,2 D>B, F>B,D>B, | A,>B,C>D (3EFE (3EDC | D>FE>G F>BA>c | e>cA>F E>D (3EDC |
(3B,CB, D>B, F2 (3DCB, | A,>B,C>D E2 (3EDC | D>BA>G (3FGF (3EDC | B,2 A,2 B,2 :|
X: 2
T: Spellan's Inspiration
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
|: (3bag |f2 d>B B2 F>D | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>Be>d | c>BA>G F2 (3bag |
(3fbf (3dfd (3BdB (3FDF | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>BA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>E |F>GF>E D>EF>D | G>AG>F E>DE>F | G>AG>F =E>Gc>B | A2 F2 F2 D>E |
F>G (3FFE D>E (3FED | E2 g2 g2 f>e | d>fB>d c>fA>c |[1 B2 B,2 B2, :|[2 B2 A2 B2 |]
X: 3
T: Spellan's Inspiration
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
|: bg |f2 dB B2 FD | G2 E2 E2 FE | DFEG FBed | cBAG F2 bg |
f2 dB B2 FD | G2 E2 E2 FE | DFEG FBAc | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: DE |FGFE DEFD | GAGF EDEF | GAG^F =EGcB | A2 F2 F2 DE |
FGFE DEFD | E2 g2 g2 fe | dfBd cfAc | B2 B,2 B2, :|
|: DC |B,2 DB, FB,DB, | A,B,CD E2 DC | DFEG FBAc | ecAF EDEC |
B,2 DB, FB,DB, | A,B,CD E2 DC | DBAG FGEC | B,2 A,2 B,2 :|
X: 4
T: Spellan's Inspiration
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
|: (3bag |f2 d>B B2 F>B | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>Be>d | c>BA>G F>ba>g |
f>bd>f B>dF>B | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>BA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>E |F>GF>E D>EF>D | G>FE>D E>DE>F | G>_AG>F E>Gc>B | A2 F2 F2 D>E |
F>GF>E D>FE>D | E2 g2 g2 f>e | d>fB>d c>fA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>C |B,2 D>B, F>B,D>B, | A,>B,C>D E>DE>F | D>FE>G F>BA>c | e>cA>F E>DE>C |
B,2 D>B, F>B,D>B, | A,>B,C>D E>DE>C | D>BA>G F>ED>C | B,2 D2 B,2 :|

Three comments

“Spellan’s Inspiration” ~ K: Bb Major

This hornpipe has also been played and recorded as just two parts ~ AABB…

X: 1
T: Spellan’s Inspiration
T: Spellane’s Inspiration
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Bb Major
|: (3bag |\
f2 d>B B2 F>D | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>Be>d | c>BA>G F2 (3bag |
(3fbf (3dfd (3BdB (3FDF | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>BA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>E |\
F>GF>E D>EF>D | G>AG>F E>DE>F | G>AG>F =E>Gc>B | A2 F2 F2 D>E |
F>G (3FFE D>E (3FED | E2 g2 g2 f>e | d>fB>d c>fA>c |[1 B2 B,2 B2, :|[2 B2 A2 B2 |]

“Spellan’s Inspiration” in Bb Major minus > & (3

X: 2
T: Spellan’s Inspiration
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Bb Major
|: bg |\
f2 dB B2 FD | G2 E2 E2 FE | DFEG FBed | cBAG F2 bg |
f2 dB B2 FD | G2 E2 E2 FE | DFEG FBAc | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: DE |\
FGFE DEFD | GAGF EDEF | GAG^F =EGcB | A2 F2 F2 DE |
FGFE DEFD | E2 g2 g2 fe | dfBd cfAc | B2 B,2 B2, :|
|: DC |\
B,2 DB, FB,DB, | A,B,CD E2 DC | DFEG FBAc | ecAF EDEC |
B,2 DB, FB,DB, | A,B,CD E2 DC | DBAG FGEC | B,2 A,2 B,2 :|

“Spellan’s Inspiration” ~ O’Neill’s take on it in Bb Major

X: 3
T: Spellan’s Inspiration
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 299, tune #1612
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Hornpipe
K: Bb Major
|: (3bag |\
f2 d>B B2 F>B | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>Be>d | c>BA>G F>ba>g |
f>bd>f B>dF>B | G2 E2 E2 F>E | D>FE>G F>BA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>E |\
F>GF>E D>EF>D | G>FE>D E>DE>F | G>_AG>F E>Gc>B | A2 F2 F2 D>E |
F>GF>E D>FE>D | E2 g2 g2 f>e | d>fB>d c>fA>c | B2 B,2 B,2 :|
|: D>C |\
B,2 D>B, F>B,D>B, | A,>B,C>D E>DE>F | D>FE>G F>BA>c | e>cA>F E>DE>C |
B,2 D>B, F>B,D>B, | A,>B,C>D E>DE>C | D>BA>G F>ED>C | B,2 D2 B,2 :|