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LINHOPE. AKA - "Linhope Loup (The)," "Linhope Lope," "Linehope Lope (The)." English, Schottische, Barn Dance or Hornpipe; New England, Polka. England, Northumberland. D Major (Raven): C Major (Miller & Perron). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain is shared with a number of associated 19th century tunes, such as "Curlew Hills Polka (The)" or "Glenbeigh Hornpipe," apparently derived from an ancestral polka tune (see Glenbeigh Hornpipe), but widely disseminated and employed for a variety of dance forms. "Linhope Loup" (pronounced "Linnup Lowp") is a title associated with the Linhope Spout waterfall. In Northumbrian dialect, a 'loup' is a jump or a leap. The tune was a favorite of Northumbrian musician Willie Taylor, who used to jump the stream near the waterfall on his way home from playing dances.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978; No. 96. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 157.

Recorded sources: Old Hat Music OH!02, "The Old Hat Dance Band" (1992). Topic 12T283, Willy Taylor - "The Holey Ha'penny."




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