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KEMP'S HORNPIPE. Scottish, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This tune appears in Honeyman as "an excellent study for the mastery of 'The Sand Dance' style (of hornpipe playing)". A sand dance was a type of clog or step dance performed by stage dancers in the latter 19th century, named after the practice of sanding the stage to facilitate smooth movements of the foot.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 39. Köhlers’ Violin Repository Book 1, 1881; p. 52.