Roaring Hornpipe (The)
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ROARING HORNPIPE, THE. England, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). England, Wales. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Roaring Hornpipe is one of the dances that were noted by William Jones (c.1729-95), Llangadfan, Montgomery, enclosed in a letter to Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin), the author of Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). It is an intricate longways set dance for a party of six, and was discovered among the papers of Edwards Jones, harpist of Prince Regent, and was published in 1936 under the editorship of Lois Blake and W.S. Gwynn Williams. See note for "Rolling Hornpipe (The)" for more on this tune family.