Raughton Head Hornpipe (1)

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X: 1 T:Raughton Head [1]. WI.056 M:C L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 C:"A Hornpipe, by J.Adams" S:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Hornpipe O:England A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:Bb ((3FGA)|BABF DFBF|dBfd Bdfd|ecge Agec|AecA FAcA|! BABF DFBF|dBfd Bbfd|cgec AecA|B2d2 B2||! de|f=efd Bdfb|gebg "qu's"d/e/gbg|fdbf dfBd|ceAc FecA|! BABF DFBF|dBfd Bbfd|cgec AecA|B2d2 B2|] W:A Quadrille(6/8) taken from the above, by Wm. Robinson



RAUGHTON HEAD HORNPIPE [1]. English, Hornpipe. England; Northumberland, Cumberland. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Graham Dixon (1995) notes that Raughton (pronounced Rafton) is a district near Dalston, south west of Carlisle, while Raughton Head is a hamlet about eight miles south of the city. The tune was verbally attributed to Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler originally from Morpeth, Northumberland, by Northumbrian fiddler George Hepple (whose grandfather was taught to dance by Whinham). The hornpipe appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of William Irwin (Lake District) some distance away, showing that if Whinham did compose the melody then it had transcended local boundaries. However, Irwin attributes the composition to "J. Adams" in his manuscript (other tunes in the ms. are attributed to "Wm. Adams").


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the early 20th century manuscript of piper Jock “Kielder Jock” Davidson, in the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum [Dixon]; William Irwin's c. 1850 music manuscript collection (Lake District, Cumbria) [Knowles, Offord].

Printed sources : - Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 67. Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 19. Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 54.

Recorded sources : - Common Ground CGR005, Joe Hutton – “The Border Piper.” PB, Neil Smith – “Northumbrian Gleanings.”




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