Gofton House Hornpipe

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GOFTON HOUSE HORNPIPE. AKA - "Rothley Lakes." English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. Rothley Lakes are in central Northumberland. Dixon (1995) finds the tune attributed to Whinham in several manuscripts, appearing as an untitled hornpipe in one, and under the title "Rothley Lakes" in another.

Source for notated version: the S.P. Liddell manuscript, dated 1879 [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 35.

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