Briggham Hornpipe

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BRIGGHAM HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A hornpipe from the c. 1850 music manuscript collection of Lake District fiddler William Irwin (1822-1889), in which the author attributes it to himself. See Greg Stephen's well-researched article "A Really First-Rate Country Fiddler" for more on Irwin [1]. Brigham, Cumbria, is a village near the town of Cockermouth, notable for its Norman church, St. Bridgets, and the fact that it was the birthplace of Fletcher Christian of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.

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Printed sources: Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 18.

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