Chip and Rant

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CHIP AND RANT. English, 'Old' Hornpipe (3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune is contained in the 19th century Joseph Kershaw Manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddle player who lived in the remote area of Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, who compiled his manuscript from 1820 onwards, according to Jamie Knowles. A rant is a type of dance.

Printed sources: Cooper (English Fiddle Tunes). Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 36. Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985.

Recorded source: Big Chain BC 101, Cooper & Bolton - "Turning Point."

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