Annotation:Sportsman's Hornpipe

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SPORTSMAN'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Oldham Sportsman (The).” English, Hornpipe. England, North‑West. A Dorian (Callaghan, Knowles): G Dorian (Kershaw, Offord). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is contained in the 19th century Joseph Kershaw manuscript, the source for all modern publications. Kershaw was a fiddle player who lived in the remote area of Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, who compiled his manuscript from 1820 onwards, although little more is known of him. His manuscript presently is kept at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House, London. The tune is nowadays sometimes called “The Oldham Sportsman.”

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; N0. 72, p. 33. Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 24. Knowles (The Jospeh Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 33. Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 30. Offord (John of the Green: The Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 86.

Recorded sources : - Big Chair BC103, Cooper & Bolton– “The Savage Hornpipe” (2006). DMPCD 0204, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Lovely Nancy" (2002). EFDSS CD13, Rod Stradling – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). FLP003CD, Florida– “Brassroots” (1995). Fellside Records FECD192, Spiers & Boden – “Tunes” (2005). Green Linnet, Rod Stradling – “Rhythms of the Wold.” Rogue FMSD 5021, Rod Stradling – “Rhythms of the Wold.” Topic Records, Waterson/Carthy – “Broken Ground” (1999).

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