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    Default Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Traditional British Isles tunes on guitar and mandolin, played here on the slow side. "Pat Galvin's" is aka (or very similar to) "The Home Ruler" or "McCollum's Hornpipe". Some versions of "Cuckoo's Nest", though not this one, have words, e.g.

    There’s a corner in the meadow where the lads and lasses meet
    Oh they do here what they couldn’t do in the open street
    They play all kinds of games there, but the one I like the best
    Is where every laddie rumples up the cuckoo’s nest.



    I've usually posted this kind of thing in Song and Tune Projects, but I guess they should actually go in this section.

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    Default Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Very nice, Dave! Pat Galvin's is difficult to play, but you did a great job.

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    Default Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Thanks for listening. These tunes seemed easier to play on guitar than mandolin, which is not usually the case.

    D.H.

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    Default Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Great playing and very nice tone on both instruments!

    What equipment did you use to record the tunes?
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    Nice playing!

    I like that pace for hornpipes. Dancers love fast reels but if you play a hornpipe too fast you might get a shoe thrown at ya.
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    Default Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    Great stuff, Dave - I really enjoyed both tunes. I'm not familiar with either, but the sound and playing were great, and I liked the tempo just fine.

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    Default Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    The first one sounds like The Home Ruler to me.

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