Champion Hornpipe (2) (The)

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CHAMPION HORNPIPE [2]. Canadian, Hornpipe. B Flat Major ('A' part) & G Minor ('B' and 'C' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The composition was composed by Johnny Mooring [1] (1927-1974), of Springhill, Nova Scotia, perhaps in memory of his victory at the North American Fiddling Championship in Shelburn, Ontario, Canada; he won for three consecutive years: 1964-66. He recorded over twelve albums and toured extensively in Canada, and was seen on TV on Don Messer's broadcasts as well as other shows. Mooring died at age 47 in 1974 a few days after a parking lot fight after a gig in Riviere Beaudette, 50 miles west of Montreal, some say at the hands of a jealous husband.

Johnny Mooring

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 128, pp. 84-85.

Recorded sources: Banff SBS 5220, Johnny Mooring - "North American Fiddling Champion" (1965).

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