Kievan first played us Harvest Home and it seemed a good tune to add to our collection. When I first heard it, I assumed it was a popular English folk tune, but I’ve discovered it’s an Irish hornpipe also known as the Cork Hornpipe (and some other aliases). It’s very jolly and fun to play which probably explains its popularity – and being a popular session tune, there are lots of Youtube examples and lots of Youtube tutorials. It was very hard to know which examples to choose… so here is rather a long list (I tried to slim it down to one per instrument).
Kievan playing Harvest Home
Guitar (followed by mandolin)
5-string banjo (Harvest Home starts at 1.37mins)
Family band (with baby asleep on back!) (Harvest Home starts at 1.54 mins)
Links to Youtube tutorials after dots (music) and pdf here.
Youtube tutorials for Harvest Home
And some fun videos of the Cork Hornpipe