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X:1 T:Hoddom Castle M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Sow Air Q:"Slow" B:Gow - 3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, 3rd ed., p. 6 (orig. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb F|B2B TB>cd|{c}e2 c/B/ {B}AGF|B>cB (Bd).f|f>gf {f}edTc| (dB).B (BG).G|(ec).c (cA).A|B>cd {d}cBA|[DB][DB][DB] [D2B2]:| |:Td/e/|(fd).d (dB).B|(ec).c (cA).A|TB>cd cc/d/c/B/|AFF FGA| BBB (Gc)c|(Ad).d (Be).e|(cf)e {e}dcB|1 cFA (B/A/)B/c/:|2 cFA [D2B2]||

HODDOM/HODDAM CASTLE. AKA and see "Noonan's Jig." Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). B Flat Major (Carlin): G Major (Gatherer): D Major (Aird, Manson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was composed by Mr. (Charles) Sharpe of Hoddam as a slow air, although the tune is un-attributed in the Gows' Third Collection (1792), in which other tunes are attributed to Sharpe (for more on whom see "Mr. Sharpe's Delight"). Hoddam Castle [1] is in the vicinity of Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland. It was sold in 1690 to John Sharpe and remained in the family for several generations.
Hoddom Castle
Antiquarian Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe of Hoddom, son of Charles Sharpe the composer of the air

Fr. John Quinn finds that a century later Boston music publisher Elias Howe published a version of "Hoddom Castle" in his Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882) set as a dance tune called "Noonan's Jig." Furthermore, Howe printed the exact same tune forty pages later under the title "North's Jig."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 133, p. 51. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 333. Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 22. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1792; p. 6 (3rd ed.). James Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1844; p. 59.

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