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PEACEMAKER('S HORNPIPE), THE {An Siocantaide/Siotadoir}. AKA and see "Pibddawns Rhif Wyth," "Ryth/Rhif Wyth." English, Irish; Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Peter Kennedy (1951) gave the tune the alternate title "Ryth Wyth," the title used by Welsh triple-harpist Nancy Richards (1888-1979), whom Kennedy recorded in the 1950's and early 1960's. On Richards' albums (Folktrax FTX-353 and Folktrax FTX-053) the hornpipe is identified as Welsh, and the title variously spelled "Rhif Wyth" and "Rhyf Wyth."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 2, p. 1. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 189. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1666, p. 310. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907 ; No. 880, p. 152. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes) 1984; p. 159.

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