Mr. Aldrige's Favorite Hornpipe
X:1 T:Mr. Aldriges Favorite Hornpipe N:c.f. stage dance Richard Aldridge M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, pp. 4-5) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb (F/G/A/)|~(B/A/B/F/) D/F/B/d/|e/d/c/B/ A/G/e/d/|(c/d/)(B/c/) A/e/d/c/|(c/d/)(B/c/) A/e/d/c/| ~B/A/B/F/ D/F/B/d/|c/B/A/G/ F/A/c/e/|d/f/d/B/ c/e/c/A/|[DFB][DFB][DFB]:| (B/4c/4d/4e/4)|(f/d/)(d/B/) (B/d/)(d/f/)|(g/e/)(e/c/) (A/c/)(c/e/)|(f/d/)(d/B/) (g/e/)(e/c/)|(A/B/)(G/A/) F/e/d/c/| ~B/A/B/F/ D/F/B/d/|e/d/c/B/ A/G/F/E/|D/f/d/B/ c/e/c/A/ |[DFB][DFB][DFB]:|]
MR. ALDRIGE'S FAVORITE HORNPIPE. Scottish, Hornpipe (2/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mr. Adlrige's Favorite Hornpipe" was named forRobert Aldridge (c. 1738-1793), whom Chambers describes as 'a famous pantomimist and dancing master'. A doggerel poem in Gentleman's Magazine (January, 1772) describes him as "a dancer of ease." The Irish-born Aldridge was a familiar performer in the theaters of London and Dublin in the 1760's and 1770's, removed to Edinburgh after the 1780-81 season at Covent Garden. He was engaged by Jackson in Edinburgh as a stage dancer and dancing master, and in that city he is recorded to have founded the Boar Club with the elder Schetky (it was one of the popular gentlemen's clubs, where porcine terminology and nicknames were used in honor of the landlord, Mr. Hogg). Aldridge died in Edinburgh in 1793.