there is also a hornpipe called ‘Atlantic Roar" I learned from a sheet music book by Johannes Schiefner. I think he learned it from Liam O’Flynn
This is "The Atlantic Wave". "The Atlantic Roar" is the tune that urs is talking about.
Yup, that’s Atlantic Wave, all right. I hear it at least twice a week without fail, every time I teach dance class, as it’s the first reel on One More Time, just about the only practice CD I use in class these days…
This is actually a bit of a boring tune, well not boring, but it doesn’t do all that much, but I quite like it anyway. I play this:
(3DEF|G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|d2BG DGBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg ecAF|GcAF G2:|
|:(3Bcd|[g3d3]d ed^ce|dfab adfa|bagf gdBG|FDAD BDAF|
G3B d2dB|cBcd efge|dgfg acAF|GcAF G2:|
That should be an "e" in the 2nd to last bar, but actually, "a" sounds nice - perhaps I’ll start doing that.
Oh, I quite like the way that Billy, Brendan, and Zan play the thing (*grin* I wasn’t going to mention names, and then I realized that it was you) — not boring at all! Of course, they’re kind of all over the place with the thing, barely a quarter note to be seen…
This tune shows up in Bulmer & Sharpley (book 3, #20) as ‘Cronins’, and can be found in Josephine Keegan’s collection "A Drop in the Ocean" as ‘Round the Square’.
X:3 from the Luke O’Malley collection, basically as played by Charlie Mullvihill and Paddy Reynolds on their LP too.
The Atlantic Wave, X:4
This setting from a tape of accordion player Kevin Keegan, recorded some time in the 1960’s, who follows it with Kiss Me Kate in Gmaj (https://thesession.org/tunes/2530 ). This recording is available for listening in person at the Burns Library at Boston College as Box 29/Folder 10/Track 17. As I understand it, the tune is an Ed Reavy composition and can be played as either a hornpipe or reel. Keegan does a lovely job with the tune, giving it a lovely backbeat and cushion.
Re: The Atlantic Wave
Atlantic roar HP: