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X:1 T:Castle Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E | C/E/A/E/ C/E/A/E/ | C/E/A/c/ e/c/A | (d/c/)B/c/ d/e/f/g/ | a/e/c/A/ {c}B/A/F/A/ | C/E/A/E/ C/E/A/E/ | D/F/A/F/ D/F/A/F/ | E/G/B/G/ E/G/B/G/ | AAA :|| (c/d/) | e/d/c/d/ .e/(a/g/a/) | f/e/d/c/ .B(B/c/) | d/c/B/c/ .d/(f/^e/f/) | g/f/e/d/ .c(c/d/) | .e/(a/g/a/) .f/(a/g/a/) | .e/(b/a/b/) .g/()b/a/b/) | .e/(c'/b/c'/) d'/e/f/g/ | aaa || (c/d/) | e/c/A/E/ C/E/A/c/ | f/d/B/G/ E(B/c/) | d/B/G/E/ B,/E/G/B/ | c/A/E/C/ A,(c/d/) | e/c/A/c/ d/c/d/f/ | (a/g/a/).f/ {g}f/e/c/A/ | B/c/d/f/ e/B/G/B/ | AAA :||

CASTLE HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC. A 19th century tune composed by King Colbath (?). Paul Stewart Cranford says the tune was popularised among Cape Breton fiddlers as a result of the influential recordings of Winston Fitzgerald, and identifies Colbath as a 19th century New England bandleader. King Colbath who was born in May, 1820, in Porter, Oxford, Maine, and married in 1845 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. He was a violinist or fiddler.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 111. Cranford, 1997 (Winston Fitzgerald); p. 1. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 149.

Recorded sources: - Celtic CX 59, Winston Fitzgerald (appears in a medley with "Mrs. J. Walker" and "Sean Maguire's Reel", and was learned from Ryan's/Cole's). Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000).

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

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