Oldham Rowling Hornpipe
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OLDHAM ROWLING HORNPIPE. AKA - "Rowling Hornpipe (The)." English, "Old" or Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Kershaw): AABBC (Callaghan, Knowles). Jaime Knowles remarks there is a slightly different version from his source (William Higgott’s MS) in the Joseph Kershaw manuscript. See also note for "Rolling Hornpipe (The)" for more.
Sources for notated versions: William Higgott’s (Cumbria, c. 1800) manuscript [Knowles]; the music manuscript of Joseph Kershaw, a musician from Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England who began his entries around the year 1820 [Kershaw].
Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 79. Joseph Kershaw Manuscript, 1993; No. 73. Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; pg. 32. Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985.
Recorded sources: Folksound Records FSCD37, The Band of the Rising Sun - "Setting it Right" (1996). Topic Records TSCD 536, Waterson/Carthy – “Broken Ground” (1999).