Jimmy Linn's Hornpipe

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JIMMY LINN'S HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe/Clog. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Can be used as a Clog" (Cole). Composed credited to a "J.L." in Ryan's Mammoth, presumably the self-same Jimmy Linn (about whom nothing is known). The clog was picked up by Cape Breton fiddlers such as Winston Fitzgerald and John Campbell from Cole's 1000, and has since been recorded by other Cape Breton style fiddlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 92. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 125.

Recorded sources: Edison Gold Moulded Record 9797, Charles D'Almaine - "Hornpipe Medley" (1904. Consists of "Jimmy Linn's", "Locker's", "The Acrobat", "The Champion", "The Autograph"). John Campbell - "Timeless" (1999). Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000). Richard Wood - "Fire Dance" (Wood is a fiddler from P.E.I.).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald's recording at Juneberry 78's [2] (2nd tune in medley with "Hiawatha" and "College Hornpipe (The)")




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