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X:69 C:Page 35 T:Calgarth Hornpipe,aka. MBe.69 A:England;Cumbria;Towcett B:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815 Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012 M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/2=100 R: C:untitled in MS N:William Irwin has this tune as the Calgarth Hornpipe, but in the key of F N:Calgarth Hall is situated at Troutbeck Bridge on the shore of Windermere. N:NB-These 'g' notes are written dotted: I have undotted them. K:G dc|B2 G2 G2 AB|c2 A2 A2 dc|Bdgf edcB|A2 D2 D2 dc| B2 G2 G2 AB|cBcd efga|bc'ab fdef|g2 b2 "^NB"g2:| |:ga|bgdg Bgdg|bgdg c'bag|afdf Bfdf|afdf afef| egdg cgBg|ABcd efga|bd'ab fdef|g2 b2 "^NB"g2:|

CALGARTH HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe was entered into the c.1815 music copybook of Matthew Betham, of Towcett, Cumbria, and into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Lake District musician William Irwin (1822-1889). Irwin attributed several tunes in his collection to himself or musical acquaintances but did not attribute this tune.

Richard Watson, Bishop.
Calgarth Park is a fine Georgian House situated at Troutbeck Bridge on the shore of Windermere, built in 1790 by Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff (1739-1816). When he bought the Calgarth estate he found the existing house, Calgarth Hall, did not please him, so he used land on the other side of the Trout Beck to build a more suitable house for a bishop. An eminent man in his day, Richard Watson corresponded with, and was visited by Wordsworth, Southey, De Quincey amongst many others. After he died, his heirs owned Calgarth Park throughout the 19th century, often renting it out for six months at a time. They sold the house and grounds to Oswald Hedley in the early 1900s.

Manchester musician John Roose entered an untitled version in his c. 1850 music manuscript collection (No. 1049). The first two measures of "Turkish March/Turk's March (2)" and "Dutch Skipper (7) (The)" are identical to "Calgarth Hornpipe" but the remainder of the each tune differs.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Irwin music manuscript collection (c. 1850, Lake District, Cumbria) [Offord].

Printed sources : - Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 19. John Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 45.

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