Lightning Hornpipe (1)

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LIGHTNING HORNPIPE [1]. New England, Canada, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also the Missouri variant "Lightning Hornpipe (2)." The melody was also in the repertoire of Rush, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, fiddler Jehile Kirkhuff (who won the 1954 -55 World Championship held in Crockett, Texas), and was also played by Grant Lamb, Manitoba fiddle champion 1953-54-55.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Page (Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 5.

Recorded sources: Condor 977-1489, "Graham & Eleanor Townsend Live at Barre, Vermont." Apex AL-1600, "Down East Dancin' with Don Messer and his Islanders Vol. 1." Voyager 347 "Vivian and Phil Williams: Live."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the tune played by Seattle fiddler Vivian Williams at Slippery-Hill [2]




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