Shippool Castle Hornpipe
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SHIPPOOL CASTLE HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Gipsy Hornpipe (1)," “Lakeside Road (The)," "Miss Birmingham's Hornpipe," "Paddy Mack, "Worcester Hornpipe.” Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Version of the tune were printed by O'Neill as “Lakeside Road (The)" and "Paddy Mack," while P.W. Joyce included it as "Gipsy Hornpipe (1)." County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman (musicologist) entered a version as "Miss Birmingham's Hornpipe" in Book 2 (p. 181) of his large mid-19th century music manuscript collection, having obtained it from the manuscripts provided to him by Dublin bookseller John O'Daly.
Shippool Castle is a ruined structure built by the Roche clan in 1543, located in County Cork near Kinsale on the estuary the Bandon River. The tune may not have an Irish provenance, however, as it appears in early 19th century English musicians' manuscripts as "Worcester Hornpipe."