Wexford Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Hornpipe N:c.f. Wexford Hornpipe, Pretty Maggie Morrissey, M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 25, p. 8) B:http://grier.itma.ie/book-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=7&z=155.5471%2C290.5714%2C3311.2468%2C1281.9895 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A cd|ecAc dBGB|AcBG ABcd|eaga fgaf|ed d B2 cd| ecAc dBGB|AcBG ABcd|eaga fdBG|AcBG A2|| cd|eaga fgaf|eaga fgaf|eaga fgaf|edcd B2 cd| ecAc dBGB|AcBG ABcd|eaga fdBG|AcBG A2||



WEXFORD HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Brighton Hornpipe,” "Cork (Hornpipe) (3) (The)," “Duke of Leinster (3) (The),” “Five Pound Note (The),” “Hennessey's Hornpipe (1),” "Kelly's Hornpipe (2)," “Kildare Hornpipe (2),” “O'Neill's Hornpipe (1),” “Peggy Morrissey,” “Pretty Maggie Morrissey,” “Strip of Turf (The) (Ciumhais na Móna).” Irish, Hornpipe. A Major: G Major (Rowsome). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Wexford Hornpipe" has long been a favorite tune in uilleann piping repertory, with early recordings by Liam Walsh and Leo Rowesome (who called it "The Cork", although that hornpipe title us usually applied to a variant of "Harvest Home"). An untitled version was entered into Book 3 of the large c. 1883 must manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).

The hornpipe is also played in the Scottish tradition. See note for "Pretty Maggie Morrissey" for more.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Martin (Taigh na Teud), 1990; p. 13. Leo Rowsome's Tutor for the Uilleann Pipes, 1936; p. 23.

Recorded sources : - Decca F2309 (78 RPM), Liam Walsh (1930. Last tune in medley: "The Mountain Groves," "Higgin's Hornpipe," "The Cork" {Wexford}).




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