Miss Redmond’s Hornpipe

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MISS REDMOND'S HORNPIPE. Irish, Hornpipe. G Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Sent to me a good many years ago by Mr. (now Dr.) W.H. Grattan Flood of Enniscorthy Co. Wexford" (Joyce). Alan Jabbour says the tune is from a large tune family that includes O’Neill’s “Touch Me if You Dare (1)” and “Kit O'Mahony's Hornpipe,” Petrie’s “Take Her Out and Air Her (3)” and Ford’s “Gilderoy (2).” American fiddler Henry Reed had a variant (called simply “British Field March”) from an elderly fiddler and fife player named Quince Dillon, and claimed it had been played by the British to retreat in the Battle of New Orleans.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 42, pp. 23-24.

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