Ravenscroft's Hornpipe

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RAVENSCROFT'S HORNPIPE. English, 'Old' or Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune and dance instructions ("Longways for as many as will") were originally found in the Third Volume of The Dancing Master [1] (Pearson and Young), 2nd edition, London, c. 1726, and later in John Walsh's The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, editions of 1735 and 1754). Dance instructions were also printed in The Weekly Amusement; or, The Weekly Universal Magazine of Saturday, January 11th, 1734, p. 249.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bentley (Fallibroome Collection, vol. 6). Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 45.

Recorded sources: Cass Meurig & Nial Cain - "Deuawd" (2009. Version from a Welsh fiddler's manuscript copybook, Alawon John Thomas, 18th century).




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