Pear Tree (The)

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PEAR TREE HORNPIPE. Scottish, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is attributed to Tyneside fiddler and composer James Hill, in Kohler’s Violin Repository (Edinburgh, 1881–1885). The Pear Tree was an inn in Tyneside (see also “Hawk (The)”, another Tyneside establishment).

The New Bridge, Pandon Dean, 1821. John Knox (after John Lumsden). The old water corn mill is in the right foreground, afterwards the Pear Tree Inn. Gateshead is beyond.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 50.

Recorded sources:




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