Penicuick Hornpipe (The)
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PENICUICK HORNPIPE, THE. Scottish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Robert Bailie, Penicuick, Scotland, grandson of Peter "Pate" Baillie, a famous fiddler-composer. Robert Bailie's father was also named Robert (1811-1880) and was a fiddler of mediocre ability who made several violins. Robert (b. 1852) the younger, however, had considerable skill and style, despite being self-taught from childhood. It was said that he could have taken first violin in any orchestra, however, he was a blacksmith by trade. He supplemented this by teaching violin and was the conductor of "a very good quadrille band which plays with much acceptance, but he has abandoned the old strathspeys." It was Robert the younger who contributed compositions to Laybourn's Köhler’s collections.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885; p. 234.
Recorded sources: Front Hall FHR 020, Alistair Anderson – "Dookin' for Apples" (1979). Topic Records 12TS402, Alistair Anderson – "Dookin' for Apples" (1979).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index