Ryhope Colliery Hornpipe
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RYHOPE COLLIERY HORNPIPE. AKA – “Gold Dust Hornpipe.” English, Hornpipe (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Ryhope Colliery was a coal mine in the old County Durham, near the coastal village of Ryhope in Sunderland. Its first shaft was sunk in 1855, and coal continued to be extracted until 1966, when the mine closed. A whole village was built along the valley to house the pitmen. There were no disasters at the colliery in its entire existence.