The Home Ruler Set

November 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Another set from some recent recording - two Irish hornpipes on guitar and octave mandolin.

These two traditional tunes are "The Home Ruler", a very sweet little tune in D major, and the charmingly-titled "Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain" in E dorian. Each tune has a few guitars, and the first includes some octave mandolin.

posted by gorbichov (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I spent a few months last year teaching myself clawhammer banjo, and although I loved the sound of these hornpipes and reels, I could never get my fingers around them.

They're lovely on guitar!
posted by uncleozzy at 5:57 AM on December 1, 2017

thanks uncleozzy! (full disclosure, I flatpick all the irish stuff I play on guitar these days, so no clawhammer involved here.)
posted by gorbichov at 6:07 AM on December 1, 2017

Really, really nice!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:33 PM on December 6, 2017

So good!
posted by limeonaire at 7:08 PM on December 8, 2017

why thank you folks!
posted by gorbichov at 9:45 AM on December 9, 2017

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