Greencastle Hornpipe (The)
X:1 T:Hornpipe T:Greencastle Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 98. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dc|BGdG BGdG|g2 fg e2 dc|BG G2 DG G2|e2 dB A2 dc| BG G2 DG G2|g2 fg e2d2|(3Bcd gd edBA|G2 GG G2:| |:ga|bagf efga|bagf e2 fg|agfe defg|agfe d2 (3def| g2 ge f2 fd|dBGB d2d2|(3Bcd gd edBA|G2 GG G2:|]
GREENCASTLE (HORNPIPE), THE (Crannciuil Caislean-Glais/Glas). AKA and see "Limerick Hornpipe," "McPartland's Style." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major (Allan, O'Neill): D Major (Roche). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Moylan): AA'B (Moylan): AABB (Allan, O'Neill, Roche). The hornpipe is contained in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uileann piper Canon James Goodman (vol. iii, p. 98) as an untitled tune . Reg Hall (1998) says the tune has had enough currency in Northumberland to be considered local. County Leitrim flute player John McKenna recorded the tune in New York in 1925 under the title "McPartland's Style" (honoring a renowned step-dancer). The first strain of "Greencastle" is somewhat of a 'floater' and versions can also be found in "Hanley's Hornpipe" and "Mountain Hornpipe (3) (The)."