Birchard's Hornpipe

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 Also known as    Burchard's Hornpipe, Bouchard's Hornpipe
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Michael Springer
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AA'BB'
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BIRCHARD'S HORNPIPE. Old-Time, Hornpipe or Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning. AA'BB'. A popular "old-time" tune composed in the 1970's by California fiddler Michael Springer, often mistaken as a traditional tune. The tune also has considerable currency among contra-dance musicians. It was named for Barbara Burchard, of Venice Beach, who traded shiatsu massage treatments for fiddle lessons for her husband John.