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GRANT'S (HORNPIPE). AKA - "Grants' (The)," "Grants' Hornpipe." Scottish, Irish, Canadian; Hornpipe, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major (Taylor): E Major (Cranford/Holland). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul Steward Cranford (2000) remarks that the tune was introduced to Cape Breton fiddlers by Angus Chisholm in the 1960's, probably learned from a recording by Irish fiddler Sean Maguire. It is also associated with the playing of Winston Fitzgerald, notes Paul. There is some thought this may have been composed by Scottish fiddler Charles Grant (b. Strondhu, Knockando, 1806).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 148, p. 56. Taylor (Where's the Crack), 1989; p. 25.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]




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