The Garden Of Daisies is a set dance and is played in hornpipe time, but somewhat slower than your average hornpipe. Note that the tempo on the recording of Marie Walsh is the correct tempo for tunes of this type.
This well known tune comes in the standard 32-bar format, with two parts, each played twice. It is an ideal tune to play if a hornpipe is requested by a step dancer. Unusually for such a melodic tune the whole tune is played within one octave excepting the three F# notes that occur near the end of both sections. In …
Joe Bane was a tin whistle and flute player from the Magherabaun area near Feakle in East Clare. Musicians such as Mary McNamara and Martin Hayes picked up a lot of tunes from him. This is a hornpipe, and Tony plays it in the key of F.
Caisleán an Óir is a hornpipe. This arrangement is in D Dorian, a type of D Minor, but without a Bb in the key signature. The D Dorian has the same notes as the C Major Scale.
This is a hornpipe in the key of D. The arrangement in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (revised by Myles Krassen) contains F# throughout the whole of the tune, but it is often played with F naturals in the second part. Tony’s arrangement is the older style, with F# throughout. Hornpipes are played considerably more slowly than reels. Chords for accompaniment …
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