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LITTLE FLORRIE. AKA and see "Little Hennie." English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Composed by Robert Whinham [1] (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. Graham Dixon (1995) believes the "Little Hennie" title in the Charlton Memorial publication was a misinterpretation of Whinham's "Little Florrie" owing to the florid sytle of writing in the original manuscript the tune was copied from. Other that the title, both versions are musically identical.

Source for notated version: T. Armstrong (Hindley Steel) manuscript c. 1850 in John Armstrong of Carrick's collection [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 29. Hall & Stafford (The Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1956; p. 41 (as "Little Hennie").

Recorded sources: Topic 12TS413, Cut & Dry Band - "No. 2" (1980).




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