Leslie's Hornpipe

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LESLIE'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Astley's Ride." English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Leslie's" title is a miss-hearing of the original title ("Astley's Ride") named for Phillip Astley, an equestrian and showman, father of the modern circus. The melody is often the middle tune played (preceded by "Haste to the Wedding (1)" and followed by "German Beau (The)") for the Irish set dance The Three Tunes, a 'traditional' dance that dates from the ceili dance revival of the 1930's. Dance instructions for the set are printed by Keegan (2002).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Keegan (The Keegan Tunes), 2002; p. 111. Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 9. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 294, p. 175.

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