Annotation:Ariel Hornpipe

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ARIEL HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Ball and Pin," "McCuskers' Delight." New England, Canadian; Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) and its successor, Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes (1940), were hugely influential in disseminating tunes to a wide audience. "Ariel Hornpipe" has been collected in the Martime Provinces of Canada, and was in the repertoire of Missouri Valley style fiddler Cyril Stinnett (1912-1986, who can be heard playing the tune on the DVD "Legendary Missouri Fiddler"). There was a clipper ship Ariel, as recorded in American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews, although what, if any, connection that may have with the tune is unknown. “The Ball and Pin” hornpipe also appears in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883), and is the same tune, with different endings.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 90. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 61. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 107, p. 69. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 124.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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