Master Erskine's Hornpipe

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MASTER ERSKINE. AKA and see "Gipsy Hornpipe," "Gypsy Hornpipe." Scottish, Hornpipe. C Major (Gow, Köhler): D Major (Anderson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). "Master Erskine" also appears in the 1831-1839 music manuscript copybook of James Webster, a musician from Alehouse Hill, Brucklay, New Deer, Aberdeenshire (from the collection of J. Murdoch Henderson, now in the possession of the University of Aberdeen).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 579. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pp. 26-27. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885; p. 288.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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