Proudlock's Hornpipe

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PROUDLOCK'S HORNPIPE. AKA – “Lewis Proudlock's.” AKA and see “Belle Isle's March," "General Monk's Goosestep," "General Monk's March," "Monck's March.” English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This version is apparently derived from smallpipe playing. The tune is a variant of “Monk's March.” According to Peter Kennedy who recorded Northumbrian smallpiper Jack Armstong (1904–1978) in 1954, Lewis "Lewie" Proudlock was a peripatetic fiddler and fisherman from Northumberland, whose granddaughter played with Armstrong. More recently a fuller picture of a Lewis Proudlock (1838-1914) has taken shape, who is probably our man, though he was neither peripatetic nor a fisherman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Proudlock . The name is not uncommon in the family and there remains the possibility that another, older, person is involved, but as the other, "Proudlock's Fancy", tune can be no earlier than mid-nineteenth century that seems unlikely.

The hornpipe is sometimes erroneously attributed to James Hill (1811-1853), the renowned Tyneside composer of hornpipes, among them "Proudlock's Fancy." The similarity in titles is the cause of the confusion.


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Recorded sources : - Shanachie 97011, Duck Baker - "Irish Reels, Jigs, Airs and Hornpipes" (1990). Topic 12TS 297, The High Level Ranters - "Ranting Lads" (1976). Topic 12TS283. Topic Records, The High Level Ranters - "The Northumbrian Small Pipes" (1996). Topic TSCD 669, Billy Ballentine (et al) – “Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England” (1998. Billy Ballentine (born c. 1890’s) was a shepherd, and a piccolo and concertina player from Simmonburn Common, near Wark, Northumberland). Topic TSCD675, Geordie Armstrong - "Good humour for the rest of the night” (2014. Various artists).

See also listing at :
Hear the High Level Ranters play the tune on youtube.com [1]



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