Wren Hornpipe (1)

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X:1 T:Wren Hornpipe [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 945 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A Minor ed|cBAG AcBA|GEDE G3B|cBAG ABcd|eaag (3efe de| cBAG AcBA|GEDE GABd|c2 BA GABG|A2 AB A2:| |:g2|a2 a2 ac’ba|gede g3^f|g^fga b2a2|gede d3B| cBAG AcBA|GEDE GABd|c2 BA GABG|A2 AB A2:|]



WREN HORNPIPE [1], THE. Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill). Reminiscent of "Cuckoo's Nest." Paul de Grae finds the opening phrase is similar to that of collector George Petrie's "t-Sean Bhan Bhocht (An)" (Sean bean boct (1) (An)", or P.W. Joyce's "Bhean Bhocht (An)" (Poor Woman (The)), but the remainder of the tune is different[1].


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Printed sources : - O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 316, p. 156. O’Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 945, p. 161.






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  1. Paul de Grae, “Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O’Neill Collections”, 2012 [1]