West End, The


I recorded Mrs. Galvin playing this hornpipe at a concert over fifty years ago in County Clare. Jerry O'Sullivan plays it on this track with a slightly different arrangement. This tune is sometimes attributed to the nineteenth-century Newcastle fiddle player and composer James Hill, and it appears in William Honeyman's The Strathspey, Reel, and Hornpipe Tutor. In parts of New England, it is played as a reel for contra dancing.


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O'Sullivan, Jerry (uilleann pipes), “The West End,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 17, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/448.