michael sam wild Posted January 25, 2010 Share Posted January 25, 2010 (edited) At our Red Deer session yesterday Steve-freereeder (conc netter) played this nice Hornpipe in D. I went looking for it and it's on this YouTube clip along with King of the Fairies in Emin. ( I wish I had the capability to do what Jody Kruskal does when he puts up a tune, source etc all in one place on Tune of the Month) We thought it came from a John Kirkpatrick record , possibly derived from John Locke a gypsy fiddler from Leominster, Herefordshire recorded in 1909 on wax cylinder by Cecil Sharpe. The trusty Fiddler's Companion by Andrew Kuntz has the ABc and the following info. STAFFORDSHIRE HORNPIPE, THE. English, Sword Dance Tune (2/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Second figure of the sword dance from the Flamborough, England, area. One of the earliest recordings of the tune was in 1909 when Cecil Sharp waxed it on a cylinder from the playing of John Locke, described as a “gipsy fiddler.” Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; pg. 24. Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; pg. 30. Kirkpatrick & Harris (Opus Pocus), 1988. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 77. X:1 T:Staffordshire Hornpipe, The M:2/2 L:1/8 S:Flamborough K:D (3ABc|d2b2g2ed|ce a2f2d2|d2b2g2 ed|ce a2 Acec|d2b2g2ed|ce a2f2d2| gbag fdec|d2f2d4||f2e2d2c2|Bc (3dcB A2 Bc|dcde fefg| a2g2e2a2|f2e2d2c2|Bc (3dcB A2a2|b2 ag fd ec|d2f2d2|| Other tunes on the cylinder are listed here and can be played on midi. http://www.btinternet.com/~radical/thefolkmag/jlocke.htm Edited January 25, 2010 by michael sam wild Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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