Mr. Walker’s Hornpipe

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MR. WALKER’S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Miss Walker’s Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. Uilleann piper Jerry O’Sullivan and Brian McCandless (2005) suggest that Mr. Walker refers to Joseph Cooper Walker, “eminent member of the Royal Irish Academy and author of Musical Memoirs of the Irish Bards (1786). It is highly likely that Mr. O’Farrell knew Joseph Cooper Walker, the first historian to introduce the term ‘Uilleann’ rather the ‘Union’ for the pipes.” O'Neill prints the tune as "Miss Walker’s Hornpipe." See also note for "Miss Walker's Favorite.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O’Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, vol. IV), c. 1810; p. 111.

Recorded sources: Jerry O’Sullivan – “O’Sullivan meets O’Farrell” (2005).




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