Back to Fancy Hornpipe
FANCY HORNPIPE. Scottish (originally), Canadian; Hornpipe (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Fancy Hornpipe" is the tune for the dance Mic Mac Rotery. The rotary was a traffic circle near a Mic Mac Indian village. See also the related "Craiglug Reel", by Scottish fiddler Peter Milne.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 41.
Recorded sources: Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index