Democratic Rage Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Democratic Hornpipe [2] T:Democratic Rage Hornpipe M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb (3FGA | B2 Bc BFDF | BcdB edcB | Bdfg fdcd | edcB AcAF | B2 Bc BFDF | BcdB edcB | Bdfg fcAc | B2B2B2 :| |: Bd | f2 fg fdgb | g2 ga gfga | b2 fd edcB | ABcA F2F2 | f2 fg fdfb | g2 ga gfga | b2 fd ecAc | B2B2B2 :||



DEMOCRATIC RAGE HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Democratic Hornpipe (2)," "Leddy's Hornpipe," "One of the Boys," "Reel de la grenouille," "Reel de la paix," "Reel de la Pointe Bleue," "Reel de Pecheur/Reel du Pêcheur," "Set de Vaudreuil 4ème partie." American (originally), Canadian; Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Miller & Perron, Perlman, Songer): AABB' (Cranford). The tune can be found in disparate regions, from New England to Quebec ("Reel du Pêcheur") and the American Midwest (as "Leddy's Hornpipe"), and, while not hugely popular it has managed to embed itself into different traditions (see Jean-Pierre Joyal's article "Le Processus de Composition Dans La Musique Instrumental du Quebec" in Canadian Journal for Traditional Music [1], 1980, for a discussion of the tune in Québec). Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947) recorded a version of "Democratic Rage" in 1930 as the fourth figure of a quadrille set (see "Set de Vaudreuil 4ème partie"), and Ferdinand Larouche issued a very similar recording in 1933 as "Reel de la Pointe Bleue;" two of several Quebecois versions. Francis O'Neill printed it in his Music of Ireland (1903) under the title "One of the Boys." A Pennsylvania-collected untitled reel in Bayard (1981; No. 100, p. 59) strongly resembles this tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Carl and Jackie Webster (Cardigan, Central Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 100. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 23, p. 9. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), 1867; pp. 57 & 72 (appears as both hornpipe and reel settings). Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 104. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 115. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 135. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 60.

Recorded sources: -Graham Townsend - "Le Violon/The Fiddle."



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