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TRUMPET HORNPIPE [2] (Crannciuil Earglain). AKA – “Trumpet Reel.” AKA and see “Captain Pugwash,” “Hasils’,” "Reel du courrier," "Thunder Hornpipe (1)." Irish, Scottish, English; Hornpipe. England; Shropshire, Lancashire. G Major (Ashman, Craig, Hunter, Kerr, Martin, O'Neill, Sweet): E Flat Major (Cranford, Honeyman, Skinner): B Flat Major (Doyle). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Skinner): AAB (Hunter): ABB (Honeyman): AABB (Ashman, Craig, Doyle, Kerr, Martin, O'Neill/1850): AA'BB (Cranford, Sweet): AA'BB' (O'Neill). A hornpipe (occasionally set as a reel) of unknown provenance, although it was contained in a number of English musicians' manuscript collections of the first half of the 19th century. According to editor Gordon Ashman, "Today no one can play this tune without the words 'Captain Pugwash' coming to mind." Captian Pugwash is a children’s show for which the “Trumpet Hornpipe” is used as a theme, and so strong is the association that “Captain Pugwash” is used as an alternate title. The tune appears to have been extremely popular from the mid-19t century, given its appearance in musician’s manuscript collections of that era, although in modern times it is sometimes considered somewhat of a beginner’s tune at English sessions. In the Joseph Kershaw manuscript (c. 1820 onwards) the tune appears as “Hasils’”, from North West England. See also the American variant "Thunder Hornpipe (1)" (found in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883) and Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard's (1873-1947) version as "Reel du courrier."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman]; a c. 1847 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England [Doyle]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]; Chicago Police Sergeant James O’Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O’Neill’s collaborator [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 108, p. 44. Craig (The Empire Collection of Hornpipes), c. 1890’s; p. 4. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 40, p. 15. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 55. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 326. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 27, p. 45. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository, Book One), 1881; p. 44. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 2), 1988; p. 41. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 171. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1587, p. 294. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 49 (appears as an untitled hornpipe from the Ellis Knowles MS). Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 139. Sweet (Fifer’s Delight), 1965; p. 63.

Recorded sources : - Tradition 2118, Jim MacLeod & His Band "Scottish Dances: Jigs, Waltzes and Reels" (1979). “James F. Dickie’s Delights” (1976).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [3]



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