White Friar's Hornpipe
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WHITE FRIAR’S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Walsh’s third collection of Lancashire tunes (Lancashire Jiggs, Hornpipes, Joaks, etc.) published around the year 1730. The White Friars were the Carmelite Order, so-called because the dressed in white.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Topic TSCD536, Waterson:Carthy - "A Dark Light" (2002).