X:1 T:Vestri’s Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F>G | A>FGA> B>cd>B | A>df>e d>cB>A | A>GG>F F>EE>D | E>DE>F E2 F>G | A>FG>A B>cd>B | A>df>e d>cB>A | A>gb>g f>ed>c | d2f2d2 :| |: e>f | g>fg>e A2c2 | d>Ad>e f2f2 | g>fg>e A2c2 | d>fe>d c>BA>G | A>FG>A B>cd>B | A>df>e d>cB>A | A>gf>e c>AB>c | d2f2d2 :|]
VESTRI'S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Can be used as a Clog" (Cole). Ryan's title, "Vestri's Hornpipe", misplaces the apostrophe, for the title probably refers to English actress, dancer and singer Madame Vestris  (1797-1856), who produced comedies and extravaganzas at the elegant little theatre, the Olympic, in the 1830’s, after he own stellar career as a dancer and singer. However there were other famous dancers in the Vestris family, who graced stages in London and Paris. See note for "Vestris' Gavotte" for more on the family.