Union Hornpipe (2)

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UNION HORNPIPE [2]. AKA and see “Bantry Bay Hornpipe.” Irish, Hornpipe. A Major (Roche): G Major (O’Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman’s mid-19th century music manuscripts. Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O’Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 309, p. 153. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol 2), 1912; No. 219, p. 13. Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 502, p. 194.

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