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REDESDALE HORNPIPE, THE. AKA and see “Underhand Hornpipe (The).” English, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by James Hill, originally born in Dundee, Scotland, but who lived much of his life in Gateshead, northern England (near Newcastle). The tune is attributed to him in Kohler’s Violin Repository (Edinburgh, 1881-1885) under the title "Underhand", and was, like several of Hill’s other compositions, named for a famous race horse (see also “Bee's Wing (The),” “XYZ”, “Flying Dutchman”). Underhand won the Northumberland Plate in 1857.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Dixon (The Lads Like Beer).
Recorded sources: EFDSS CD13, Bursledon Village Band – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). MFY014, “The Bursledon Village Band.”
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources