Memoir of John M. Durang

This is an excerpt from the story of John Durang, an actor on the American stage in New York in the late 1700s. Notation for the popular tune Durang’s Hornpipe is also included. It is clear that the tune was named for John Durang. As you can see below, the composition is credited to Mr. Hoffmaster, “a German Dwarf”. The grammatical errors in the text are as they appeared in Durang’s account.
Complete citation:

Downer, Alan S., ed.; The Memoir of John Durang. Historical Society of York County/American Society for Theatre Research by University of Pittsburg Press. 1966

While I remained in New York, I applied my time in practice of dancing and music. The violin and the German flute were the chief instruments I made my study. I would sometimes divert myself with the octive, the flagelet, the French horn. I made an instrument of music called Pann’s -pipe made of reeds, which I learnd to play so well on that I could play and dance at the same time. In the grand pageant of Shakespeares Jubelee I used to dance before the Comic Muse, playing on this pipe. The novelty had a pleasing effect. I applied much of my time in the study of the drama and vocal parts.

Mr. Hallam gave me some idea of the “Dwarf Dance,” which by a little study I soon brought to perfection as I thought and inroducet to admiration, but I was convincet to the contrary when I repeated the dance in Philadelphia a year after. The body and the head of the Dwarf where tied above my hip, and the uperpard of my body and head where covered by a coloured paticoat gathered with my hands at the top of my head. In this concealed manner I would make my entrance. Dancing it one night I was deluded by the stage lights, which I took for the wing lights, my situation being almost blindfold. I made my exit over the spikes of the stage and orchestre. Three spikes entered my left thigh and calf, where I hung till Mr. Gibbon, our assistant tailor, extricated my leg from the spikes. I was in a swoon the whole time. I was set on my feet in the pit passage. I recovered from the swoon and did not feel my wounds but run round the theatre in to the…

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Henry Taylor – Missouri Fiddle Champion of Yesteryear

Henry Taylor

Missouri Fiddle Champion of Yesteryear

Americans have an insatiable urge to know who is the best at every endeavor from tiddlywinks to frog-jumping. Once that person has been determined through a fairly judged competition we then heap praises, trophies and titles on the individual. Old-time fiddling is an activity in which this practice has found especially fertile ground.

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Discography of Influential Fiddlers

Discography of Influential Fiddlers

Below is a discography of fiddle recordings that have been influential in the development of old-time fiddling in the USA during the 50s, 60s & 70s. Particular consideration is given to Howdy Forrester and Tommy Jackson. With the re-release of some of their classic recordings, they can influence a new generation of American fiddle players.

Howard “Howdy” Forrester Fiddlin’ Country Style (Monaural UAL 3295, 1963)
Grandmammy Look at Uncle Sam, Town & Country Fiddler, Memory Waltz, Howdy in Hickman County, Apple Blossom Polka, Pretty Polly Ann, Doc Harris Hornpipe, The Weeping Heart, Wild Fiddler’s Rag, Cathy with the Raven Black Hair, The Last Waltz, Cluckin’ Hen.

Howard “Howdy” Forrester The MGM Recordings
View Larger Image of HOWARD RUTLAND’S REEL, FIDDLER’S WALTZ, LEATHER BRITCHES, DOG IN THE RYE STRAW, BRILLIANCY, STRICTLY FORRESTER, HIGH LEVEL HORNPIPE, SALLY GOODIN’, SAY OLD MAN, CRUEL WILLIE, CLARINET POLKA, GRAY EAGLE

This CD is available from www.countysales.com.

Howard “Howdy” Forrester Howdy’s Fiddle and Howdy, Too! (Stoneway 127)
Topeka Polka, Grey Eagle, Black & White Rag, Run Johnny Run, Cruel Willie, Durang’s Hornpipe, Sally Goodin, Fiddler’s Waltz, Trombone Rag, Bully of the Town, Brown Skin Gal, Build A Little Boat.

Tommy Jackson
Square Dance Festival. Vol. 1 (DOT LP 3330 – 1960)

Tommy Jackson Square Dance Festival Vol. 2 (DOT DLP-3331)
Jackson’s Hornpipe, Katy Hill, Leather Britches, Liberty, Old Joe Clark, Orange Blossom Special, Paddy on the Turnpike, Up Jumped Trouble, Put Your Little Foot Right Out, Rachel, Ryestraw, Rickett’s Hornpipe, My Wubba Dolly.

Tommy Jackson
Square Dance Festival. Vol. 3 (Dot DLP 3532)

Tommy Jackson
Square dance jamboree (Hamilton HLP 129)

Tommy Jackson Square Dance Tonight (DOT DLP 3015)
Square Dance Tonight, Tommy Jackson Down Yonder, Listen to the Mockingbird, Alabama Jubilee, Tangleweed, Hamilton County Breakdown, Little Liza Jane, Camptown Races, Tomahawk, Don’t Let the Deal Go Down, Dill Pickles, Crazy Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, Hoedown Polka, Busy Fingers, Casey Jones, Polk County Breakdown.

This recording is available on I-Tunes.

Tommy Jackson Swing Your Parter (DOT DLP 3454)
White Water Jig, St. Anne’s Reel, Romeo’s First Change, Snow Shoes, Grandma’s Chicken’s Whiskey Before Breakfast, Red Apple Rag, Smith’s Rag, Sugar Tree Stomp, Peacock Rag, Florida Blues, Sputnik Breakdown.

Tommy Jackson King of the Country Fiddlers – Square Dances w/o Calls
Square Dances Without Calls, Tommy Jackson Snowflake Reel, Little Ida Red, Run Johnny Run, Bitter Creek Breakdown, Fiddler’s Dream, Clarinet Polka, Fourteen Days in Georgia, Acorn Hill Breakdown, Big Sandy, Stay A Little Longer, Done Gone, Jesse Polka.

This recording is available on I-Tunes.

Dwight Lamb

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Dwight Lamb was born in Moorhead, IA, on May 16, 1934 to Clarence G. and Mary Lamb. Descendents of Danish immigrants, the Lamb family cherished the traditions of self-made music and entertainment. Dwight’s grandfather, Chris Jerup, played traditional Danish melodies and American-style fiddle tunes on a single-row button accordion. His father, Clarence Lamb, played the fiddle. Dwight took to both these instruments and mastered them.

Dwight plays a style of fiddling often referred to as Missouri Valley Style. Also called “North Missouri Hornpipe Style”, this manner playing and repertoire of tunes was both melodically complex and technically demanding. The greatest exponent of this style of playing was Uncle Bob Walters of Tekamah, Nebraska. Tekamah is located on the Missouri River and Dwight happened to live directly across the Big Muddy in Iowa. Dwight became a protégé of Walters and learned much of his vast repertoire of hornpipes, waltzes and other dance tunes.

Dwight also became close friends and exchanged tunes with other great fiddlers in the region. Most notable among these were National Champion fiddler Cyril Stinnett and radio performers Lonnie Robertson and Casey Jones, all from Missouri. Being a left-handed player himself, Dwight took special interest in southpaw style of Cyril Stinnett.

Dwight was also influenced by great Anglo-Canadian fiddlers he heard on records, including Ned Landry and Don Messer. The single-note style tunes and clear and melodic sound of these players attracted Dwight and many other fiddlers in the Missouri Valley region.

As a young man Dwight served in the Army from 1956 to 1958. He is retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Onawa and also served as the town’s Mayor.

Dwight has judged major competitions such as Cotton, MN, The Missouri State Fair Fiddling Championship and the National Fiddling Championship at Weiser, Idaho. He competed and placed in this event in 1966 and 1967. In 1968 he judged served as a judge. He has taught fiddle playing at the Bethel Youth Fiddle Camp in Missouri and Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA. He has performed at the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife and The University of Chicago Folk Festival. In 1998 he received the Iowa Arts Award for his work in preserving traditional fiddling. He is very active in fiddling and enjoys playing tunes with friends and sharing his music with aspiring players interested in learning his style of music.

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Dwight enjoys bringing his unique Missouri Valley style of fiddle playing to festivals throughout the United States and Canada. He also has extensive experience teaching and sharing his music. To contact Dwight Lamb for booking or other information write, call or email:

Dwight Lamb
703 7th St.
Onawa, Iowa 51040
712-423-2352
dlamb@willinet.net
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Joseph Won A Coated Fiddle (Rounder 0429)

Dwight’s latest recording is called “Joseph Won A Coated Fiddle” and is available on both CD and cassette. The new release is part of the very excellent North American Traditions Series. Dwight performs tunes on both fiddle and button accordion. He is accompanied by Lynn Holsclaw on guitar.

Selections include: Jake’s Best Reel, Oyster Girl, Bill Powell’s Waltz, Danish Galop, Bells of America, Lady on the Green, Joseph Won A Coated Fiddle, Rocky Road to Jordan, German Stop Waltz, Jenny, Comb You Hair, Zinger, Dickson County Blues, Rickett’s Hornpipe, Oyster River Quadrille, Shag Poke, The Old Gray Horse, Old Quadrille, The Scolding Wife, A Bob Walters’ Tune in D & A, Granny Will Your Dog Bite?, Step Up Susie, Danish Waltz, Casey’s Reel, The Hiram Allen Tune, Long John, Danish Polka, Jimmy in the Swamps, The Thrasher’s Tune, Green Valley Waltz, Schottische, A Bob Walters’ Tune in G, Boys Around the World.
The CD is accompanied by a very informative booklet. The booklet contain great photos of important Missouri Valley fiddlers and the Lamb family, extensive tune annotations, and a detailed and very well-written autobiography. A review of “Joseph Won A Coated Fiddle” can be found on the Web at this link: Musical Traditions–Paul Roberts.

Old Ladies Pickin’ Chickens (MSOTFA 201)

Several years back Dwight produced two LPs on his own to share with family, friends and the many fans of his fiddling he encountered while traveling. The first of these LPs Old-Time Fiddlin’ Left Handed Style was recorded in 1968. The other was recorded in 1973 and was entitled Old-Time Fiddlin’ 2 Left Handed Style. Athough both these LPs are long out-of-print Dwight teamed up with the Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association to re-release them on a quality audiocassette. The tape is entitled “Old Ladies Pickin’ Chickens”.

Tunes include: Side A–Purcell’s Reel, Centerville, Pacific Slope, Canary Waltz, Fox Chase, Dubuque’s Hornpipe, Bennett’s Reel, Adrian’s Hornpipe, Thunderbolt Hornpipe, Old Parnell, Johnny Bring the Jug Around the Hill, Comin’ Down From Denver, Granny Will Your Dog Bite, Jack Danielson’s Reel, Pagant, Dusty Miller; Side B– Gray Eagle, Burt Co. Breakdown, Dad’s Waltz, Wart on the Pump Handle, Bill Powell’s Waltz, Five Miles Out of Town, Rye Straw, Lazy Kate, Tennessee Wagner, Trombone Rag, Casey’s Hornpipe, Waltz in G, Old Ladies Pickin’ Chickens, Katie Hill, Billy in the Lowground, Natchez Under the Hill, Steamboat Round the Bend, Cowboy Waltz.

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Dale Potter—“Mr. Double Stop”

Dale Potter—“Mr. Double Stop”

(1929-1996)

Dale Potter’s fiddling has always fascinated me. How on earth could a guy play entire fiddle tunes using all double stops (double notes and chords). Totally amazing. I was even more blown away to learn that Dale was from Southeast Missouri, Puxico in Stoddard County.

This photo is an autographed promo that I got from my Buddy Bob Leidigh in Ohio.

Wow! I received the following email from Lauren Sario in California who graciously sent this material for inclusion on this web site. Thanks very much!

Hi Charlie: Thank you for the information….I am happy that we found the right person to hand the Dale Potter items over to! I will send them to you via UPS tomorrow. The Dale Potter package belonged to Louis Mussi a late friend of my grandpa Bill Sario’s. Both men lived most of there lives as ranchers and shepherds in Reno Nevada . Louis loved fiddle music we were cleaning out his old barn when we found the Dale Potter record and letters. Good luck with all of your endeavors if we run across anymore fiddle things, I will be sure to send you an email! Best Regards, Lauren Sario

Dale Potter Stoneway Head Shot

Artist bio with Dale’s handwritten notes and corrections.

Dale Potter Bio Page 1

Dale Potter Bio Page 2
Dale’s records are out-of-print but if you run into one get it. If you want to hear Dale’s signature piece “Fiddle Patch” you can pick up Bobby Hick’s CD by the same title as he plays it almost note for note as Dale once did. Readily available from Elderly Instruments, Amazon, County Sales, etc.

Some cat is selling the old Rural Rhythm label stuff on cassette and has a couple of Dale Potter titles at www.ruralrhythm.com.

Get a copy of The All Stars: Jazz From the Hills which features Dale along with Homer and Jethro and Chet Atkins. You can get it at Amazon.

Emails about Dale I’ve Received in Response to this Web Page…

July 4, 2004

Dear Charlie,
I just stumbled onto your website about Dale Potter. This is a great thing. Dale is the person who actually taught me how to hold a bow and a fiddle when I was a kid (I lived right down the road from Buddy Spicher, Dale’s foremost protege). Dale’s influence is all-pervasive, but many younger players don’t even realize his place in history. I don’t type very well;so, rather than my trying to explain who I am in this e-mail, please take a look at my website: www.JimWoodMusic.net . You’ll see that on my last recording, “Island Home,” I play “Fiddle Patch.” My version is actually a lot closer to Dale’s than Hicks’, but I also added a little touch here and there from “Fiddle Sticks Boogie.”
Changing the subject, I really like what you’re doing with the MSOFTA. Every aspect of your website is right on track, and I appreciate the importance of having such a resource for the health of a local fiddle scene. I want to start a similar organization very soon to serve the Middle Tennessee, Central Kentucky, and Northern Alabama areas (this actually represents the regional scene in this area better than having a Tennessee state organization). I plan on calling it the Southeastern Fiddle Association. In the near future I would love to pick your brain and borrow from you what I can.
Keep up the good work, and feel free to contact me at any time. I love to talk about fiddling. Also, send me your mailing address, and I’ll send you a copy of “Island Home” and my cd of old-time fiddle-banjo duets with John Hartford.
Peace, Jim Wood
From: Donna P.
In your bio on Dale Potter you mention that he was from Acorn MO. It is actually Acorn Ridge, MO. I was born in 1950 in Poplar Bluff MO and lived the first 13 years of my life at Acorn Ridge, MO.
Dear Charlie,
Thanks for your note and questions. You are certainly free to use my email if you wish – I copied the photo and biography from your site and sent it to my mother who will enjoy it greatly. Uncle Dale’s last years were spent in Poplar Bluff and they grew even closer than might have been expected with an older sister and the baby of the family. I know that he gave her some of his albums which are on lps and if they are some you don’t have I’ll be glad to tape them and send them to you. I will also ask about photos as she may have some. His second wife, Peggy Potts Potter lives in Las Vegas but I’ve lost track of their grown children, Cheryl and Howard Dale. I think mom has Peggy’s address and they are still friendly so if you want I will try to get it and send it to you. I was just in Missouri the end of May and won’t go again for a few months, but will try to figure out a way to scan the label from the 78 rpm record and see if I can mail it to you. Also, mom has a cassette Dale gave her of an interview with Justin Tubb on his radio show – I think it may be the Ernest Tubb record shop show – but anyway, it has some good conversation and a bit of Orange Blossom Special which sounds pretty good and I’ll make
you a copy. A cousin of ours made several VHS tapes of vintage Opry broadcasts and Dale is shown on many songs although they really are of the then Opry stars. Still, I thought it was interesting, and I had forgotton what a good looking young man Dale was. No wonder Anita turned down Elvis for him. If you want, I’ll make copies of some but would like to know if you want the whole tape or just the parts Dale is in,and if the latter, I’ll edit it. Mom has a 2nd or 3rd generation copy so I can’t guarantee the clarity, but it is a lot of fun. I talk to mom daily and will mention the photos, etc. but honestly have found her memory is so poor I think I probably won’t have much success until I am with her in several months. Send me your mailing address and I’ll keep my eye open for things I think you’d enjoy. Thanks again for all the work you’ve done on a very detailed websites pertaining to someone much loved by our family and by me. John

Below is some miscellaneous information I gleaned off the internet concerning Dale.

Born: 04/28/1929 in Puxico, MO

fiddlers Tommy Jackson and Dale Potter became important Nashville session men.

Excerpt from: http://www.thanksforthemusic.com/history/fiddle.html

Double Stops are an essential feature of Western Swing fiddling, with the sixth note of the chord often highlighted. Dale Potter, who played fiddle with Hank Williams, is credited by many as the originator of double stopping and the instant creation of harmony fiddle lines. He also deliberately mimicked the riffs produced by the unusual tuning of the pedal steel.

Excerpt from: http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/westernswing/wswingframe.html

Dale Potter
Country waltz time Stoneway STY 172 1978 197810 US
Hoe down. Vol. 1 Rural Rhythm RRDP 179 1967 US
Super fiddle Stoneway STY 175 1979 197910 US
Unique fiddle style of Dale Potter Stoneway STY 166 1977 197712 US

Excerpt from: http://www.ibiblio.org/hillwilliam/BGdiscography/lp/perfp.htm

Stoney Lonesome

Bill Monroe recorded Stoney Lonesome on 30th January 1959. It was one of his classic twin fiddle pieces, with Benny Martin and Dale Potter doing the honours. The mandolin and banjo play only the first part of the tune on their breaks. In the tab below I’ve kept close to Bill’s mandolin break for the first part and culled some licks from the fiddle lead (I think!) for the second part. (In the first part the three notes with 1/4 above them are to be choked by about 1/4 tone.) There is also an alternative second part which the fiddles launch into at one point in the recording: this involves a small modification to the chording.

Stoney Lonesome is a very bluesy tune, with a wild, primitive sound. There are echoes of the Scottish bagpipes, as in Monroe’s Scotland, another twin fiddle masterpiece recorded less than a year earlier. Monroe takes Stoney Lonesome at a fair pace, about 128 half-note beats per minute.

Excerpt from: http://www.btinternet.com/~john.baldry/mando/tabgif/stoney/stoney.html

Allen Dale Potter grew up as a child prodigy in Acorn MO. In the shadow of Puxico MO. He learned to play the mandolin while still a child. Later switching to the fiddle. He was able to play two and three part harmony clone, which was unheard of at that time. Chet Atkins was so “knocked out” by his playing that he recorded Dale on an album for RCA, along with Homer and Jethro., Bud Issacs and himself. The Album was called “The All-Stars”. Dales feature song was “Fiddle Patch” (This LP is still in print, on the Bear Family label, a re-issue) Dale lost a big part of his hearing while serving in Korea with the 79th Engineer Bn. He was well known in all companies, especially “B” and H & S. He continued to record for Stoneway records in Texas, during the 1970s and 80’s. During the search for veterans of the 79th I was sadden to learn that Dale had past away during the spring time of 1996. He was the best by far, at what he wanted to play. His particular talent was, and is still very rare.. Don

Excerpt from: hhc79e.tripod.com/memorial.html (link is dead)

Some of the most interesting innovations in country and bluegrass music have resulted from misunderstandings of one sort or another. Probably the best-known is the fabulous double-stop fiddle work of Dale Potter, who listened to Bob Wills on the radio as a youth and mistook the Texas Playboys’ twin fiddles for the work of a single musician–Potter developed an astonishing facility for self-harmonizing in an effort to emulate that sound.

Excerpt from: http://www.milesofmusic.com/momzine/mzblue2000.html

Dale Potter Discography

DALE POTTER SUPER FIDDLE Stoneway #175 STEREO. 197

Dale Potter 45 rpm record Stoneway No. 1158-A / 1158-B Maiden’s Prayer / Black Mountain Rag

Maiden’s Prayer Black Mountain Rag
Dale Potter 45 RPM – BI Records 5042 Bear Creek Jump / Orange Blossom Special

Bear Creek Jump Orange Blossom Special

Those Fiddle Bugs DeArmond Violin Pick-Ups

Those Fiddle Bugs

DeArmond Violin Pick-Ups

How many of you remember those fiddle bugs that many of our Missouri fiddlers used to tote around in their cases? Taylor McBaine of Columbia used one whenever he played out. Although the device came with a bracket for mounting to the tailpiece, most fiddlers (Taylor among them) attached them to the back by means of stretching a rubber across the lower bouts of the fiddle. Plugged into a tube guitar amp these things are RAW!
Bugs” were made by DeArmond Rowe, a company that produced a broad range of electronic pick-ups for the stringed instruments in the early days of this technology. Included here is a photo of a “bug” along with packaging and product information that came with it.

click the thumbnails to see larger version.

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TOC Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes/Ryan’s Mammoth Collection

Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes/Ryan’s Mammoth Collection

Spiral-bound: 128 pages
Publisher: M. M. Cole Publishing Company (March 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847104508
ISBN-13: 978-0847104505
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/gatherer/scottish/ryan/ryan.html

Contents:
Almack’s Hornpipe
Amateur Hornpipe
Aspinwall – Hornpipe
Belle Of The Kitchen – Jig
Belles Of Tipperary – Reel
Bonnie Annie Clog
Brazen Mask Reel
Byrne’s Favorite Hornpipe
Calisthenic Hornpipe
City Life Clog
Columbia Hornpipe
Distant Greeting Reel
Douglas’ Favorite Hornpipe
Dublin Lasses Reel
Evansville Reel
Exile’s Lament Jig
Fagan And Fenton’s Clog
Fantastic Hornpipe
Flip Mcgilder’s Reel
Flowers Of Cahirciveen Reel
Flowers Of Edinburg Reel
Forget Me Not Reel
Golden Wreath Hornpipe
Gray’s Opera House Clog
Hills Of Glenurchie Jig
Hoop-De-Doo-Den-Doo Jig
Hopkin’s Hornpipe
Humours Of Boston Hornpipe
Irish Hornpipe
Jack Smith’s Favorite Reel
Jackson’s Morning Brush Jig
Jaunting-Car Hornpipe
Jimmy Linn’s Hornpipe
Joe Kennedy’s Jig
Johnny’s Gone To France Reel
Kelton’s Reel, Aka Pig Town Fling
Lafrican’s Jig
Lark In The Morning Jig
Laven’s Favorite Reel
Little Duke’s Reel
Lotta’s Favorite Jig
Miss Gay’s Reel
Morpeth’s Hornpipe
Ned Kendall’s Favorite Reel
New Line Reel
Niel Gow’s Reel
Nimble Finger’s Reel
Old Walls Of Liscarroll Jig
Our Boys’ Reel
Paddy Mcfadden’s Reel
Paddy’s Farewell To America Jig
Prince Charles’ Jig
Pull Down Your Vest Reel
Queenie’s Own Reel
Ricker’s Hornpipe
Rose Of The Valley Reel
Rustic Reel
Smith’s Hornpipe
Souvenir De Venice Hornpipe
Swimming In The Gutter Jig
Teetotal Jig
Terpsichorean – Hornpipe
The Boston Boys’ Reel
The Broken Lantern Jig
The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Irish Rover’s Reel
The Ladies’ Delight Reel
Tom Deering’s Rambles Reel
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Game Cock Reel
H-‘ On The Wabash Jig
Jennings’ Champion Clog
Jim Clark’s Hornpipe
Johnnie Queen’s Clog
Juniata Hornpipe Hornpipe
Levantine’s Barrel Reel
Look Before You! Strathspey
Lord Gordon’s Reel
Love-Links’ Jig
Maguinnis’ Delight Reel
Marquis Of Huntley’s Highland Fling
Miss Kelly’s Reel
Molly Bawn’s Reel
Mr. Worthland’s Strathspey
Muldoon’s Favorite Reel
Mullin’s Favorite Reel
Myopia Hornpipe
National Guards’ Hornpipe
National Hornpipe
Ned Kendall’s Hornpipe
News Boys’ Hornpipe
Old Mother Goose Jig
Old Tanglefoot Hornpipe
Old Zip Coon Reel
On The Road – Clog
Palermo Hornpipe
Peach-Blossom Hornpipe
Rakes Of Kildare Jig
Rum And Onions Jig
Sleepy Maggy Reel
The Boston Reel
The Cock And Hen Jig
The Cosmopolite Reel
The Cup Of Tea Reel
The Eviction Jig
The Green Flag Is Flying Reel
The Irishman’s Love Reel
The Limerick Lass Jig
Top Of Cork Road Jig
Tullochgorum Reel
Walk Around Hey, Daddy, Aka Norton’s Walk Around
Walk Around-Gwine To De Show
Wee Bit Reel
Whipple’s Hornpipe
Wide Awake Reel
Wild Irish Reel
Within A Mile Of Clonbur Reel
Humphrey’s Hornpipe
Inman Line Reel
Irish American Jig
Lady Elgin’s Courtship Reel
Lincoln’s Hornpipe
Locker’s Hornpipe
Miss Daly’s Jig
Mugby Jim’s Highland Fling
Nagle’s Last Jig
New Orleans (Lancashire) Clog
Nora Creina’s Jig
Opera Reel
Pantomime Reel
Poppy Leaf Hornpipe
Rathkeale Hunt Reel
Salem Hornpipe
Saratoga Hornpipe
Spirit Of 1880 Reel
Spirits Of Whisky Jig
St. Patrick’s Day In The Morning Jig
Staten Island Hornpipe
Teetotaler’s Reel
The Bag Of Meal Jig
The Devil’s Own Shot Jig
The Joys Of Wedlock Jig
The Old Dutch Churn Jig
The Oyster Girl’s Jig
Tibbie Inglis’ Fancy Fling
Tin Wedding Hornpipe
Witch Of The Wave Reel
Maid Of Athens Reel
Marshall Hill’s Hornpipe
Miss Horgan’s Reel
Miss Mccloud’s Reel
Mississippi Hornpipe
Nymrod Hornpipe
Old Temple House Reel
Ostinelli’s Reel
Paddy On The Turnpike Reel
Parry’s Hornpipe
Rattle The Cash Jig
Recreation Reel
Sam. Hide’s Jig
Sans Souci Hornpipe
Sheriff Muldoon’s Jig
Tatter Jack Welch Jig
The Custom House Jig
The Double Head Jig
The Gobby O Jig, Aka Jefferson And Liberty
The Miller’s Maid Reel
The Monarch Clog
The Rowan Tree Reel
The Yorkshire Bite Reel
Tom And Jerry Reel
Twin Katy’s Reel
Violetta Hornpipe
Oh, Gang With Me To Yon Town Reel
Old Sport Reel
Olympic Hornpipe
Parnell And Ireland Jig
Passion-Flower Hornpipe
Pigeon On The Gate Reel
Praties Are Dug, And The Frost Is All Over Jig
Prince Regent’s Hornpipe
Princess Hornpipe
Queen’s Guards Reel
Randall’s Hornpipe
Remembrance Of Dublin Clog
Sebastapol Hornpipe
Shee La Na Quira Jig
Sleeping On A Door-Step Jig
Smash The Windows Jig
Smith’s Delight
St. Botolph Hornpipe
Star Of The East Hornpipe
Strathearn Strathsepy, Aka Among The Haughs Of Cre
The Unknown Reel
The Bridal Jig
The Broken Sixpence Reel
The Countess Of Louden’s Reel
The Lavender Girl Reel
The Market Girl’s Jig
The Munster Lass Jig
The Northern Light Reel
The Scotch Patriot’s Reel
The Wink Of Her Eye Jig
Uncle Tom’s Best Jig
Whiddon’s Hornpipe
Ypsilanti Hornpipe
Syntha Reel
Texarkana Hornpipe
The Butchers’ March Jig
The Cow-Boy’s Jig
The Devil Among The Tailors Reel
The Keel-Row Reel, Aka Twin Sisters
The Ladus Reel
The Magic Slipper Reel
The Whim Of A Moment Jig
Tulloch Reel
Walk Around-Chaw Roast Beef
The Diamond Jig
The Jolly Pedler’s Jig
The Piper’s Lass Reel
The Time O’ Day Jig
Wade Hampton’s Hornpipe
Walk Around-Carve Dat Possum
Whiskey And Beer Jig
Young America Hornpipe
You Bet – Reel
Acacia – Reel
Arbana Reel
Avalanche (Lancashire) – Clog
Bonnie Kate’s Reel
Brookside Hornpipe
Buckley’s Hornpipe
Constitution Hornpipe
Czar Of Russia’s Favorite Hornpipe
Democratic Hornpipe
Emigrant’s Reel
Farrell O’gara’s Favorite Reel
Beautiful Swanee River – Hornpipe
Beebe’s Hornpipe
Bee’s Wings Hornpipe
Bennett’s Favorite Reel
Billy O’rourke’s Jig
Bob Chadduck’s Jig
Bonnie Lassie Strathspey
Braes Of Auchentyre Reel
Camp Meeting Jig
Carmichael’s Strathspey
Catholic Bill’s Jig
Clear The Track Hornpipe
Clemen’s Reel
College Hornpipe
Come Under My Dimity Jig
Connaught-Man’s Ramble Jig
Connemara’s Pet Reel
Cosmopolitan Hornpipe
Defiance Hornpipe
Devine’s Hornpipe
Fasten The Wig On Her Jig
Favorite Hornpipe
Flowers Of St. Petersburg Reel
Globe Hornpipe
Good-Bye, Sweetheart Reel
Haste To The Wedding Jig
Ally Croacker’s Favorite – Reel
Cameron’s Favorite (Lancashire) Clog
Castle Hornpipe
Cincinnati Hornpipe
Come Under My Pladdie Jig
Connaught Lass’es Reel
De Golyer Hornpipe
Democratic Rage Hornpipe
Durang’s Hornpipe
Essence Of Sugar Cane
Fox Hunters’ Jig
Gen Longstreet’s Reel
Harrington’s Hall Jig
Hiawatha Hornpipe
Hunt The Fox Jig
Judy Maley’s Reel
Judy Mcfadden’s Jig
Kitty Clover’s Reel
Larry O’gaff Jig
League And Slasher Reel
Leap Year Reel
Lillibullero, Or Protestant Boys’
Limber Up – Reel
Marquis Of Bowmont Reel
Neal Gow’s Wife Strathspey
Nelson’s Victory Hornpipe
New Boston Sicillian Circle
One Bottle More Jig
Paddy The Piper Reel
Paddy Whack Jig
Peggy Whiffle’s Reel
Pride Of The Stage Fling
Pulaski Guards Reel
Rattle The Bottles Reel
Reed’s Favorite Reel
Rising Sun Reel
Roy’s Wife Of Aldivalloch
Rub The Bag Jig
Sandy Buchanan’s Strathspey
Shuffle Reel
Shunster’s Hornpipe
Smash The Windows Reel
Sweet Ellen, Aka Figure Eight
Tea In The Morning Jig
The Alhambra Reel
The Boatie Rows Strathspey
The Bottle Of Brandy Jig
Albemarle – Hornpipe
All The Go – Reel
American Hornpipe
American Rifle Team – Hornpipe
Andrew Carey’s Jig
Atlanta – Hornpipe
Balkan Hornpipe
Belvidere Hornpipe
Bernado’s Favorite (Lancashire) Clog
Best Shot Hornpipe
Birmingham Hornpipe
Black Sheep Jig
Blue Bird Reel
Blue Violet Clog
Boy In The Gap Reel
Bull-Dozer Reel
Charming Mollie’s Reel
Charter Oak Reel
Copenhagen Hornpipe
Croppies, Lie Down Jig
Cupido Hornpipe
Dick Carrol’s Clog
Essence Of Cinnamon Seed
Frogs’ Frolic Jig
Gem Of Ireland Reel
Golden Gate – Reel
Golden Wedding Hornpipe
Green Hills Of Tyrol Reel
Hang Fire Jig
Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part Jig
Hewitson’s Hornpipe
Katy’s Rambles Jig
Key-West Hornpipe
Lady Belhaven’s Reel
Lady Garnder’s Reel
Land Of Sweet Erin Jig
Louisville Clog
Bluff Reel
Boyle O’reilly’s Reel
Butter-Milk And Pratees Jig
Caledonian Hunt Strathspey
Castle Garden Jig
Catch Club Jig
Cheese It! – Reel
Daffy, Don’t You Reel
Farewell To Erin Reel
Flowers Of Limerick Reel
Frazer’s Jig
Garry Owen Jig
Georgia Crackers – Hornpipe
Get On De Train – Jig
Hippodrome Reel
Howard Reel
Indeed! Then You Shant – Jig
Irish Show Boy Jig
Jenny’s Baby Reel
Lady Cawdor’s Jig
Lady Jane Gray’s Reel
Land League Jig
Little Diamond Jig
Lotus Club (Lancashire) Clog
Maid Of Selma Jig
Miller’s Reel
My Love Is On The Ocean Reel
Mysteries Of Knock Jig
Niagara Hornpipe
Nightingale Clog
North Star Hornpipe
Old Ironsides (Lancashire) Clog
Pacific Slope Reel
Paddy’s The Boy – Jig
Palmetto Hornpipe
Pothouge Jig
Rory O’more Jig
Saddle The Pony Jig
Sentinel Hornpipe
Short Grass Jig
Skip-Rope Clog
Speed The Plough Reel
Telephone Reel
Terence’s Ramble Reel
The Devil’s Dream Reel
The Rakish Highlander Reel
The Rambler From Clare Jig
The Rival Reel
The Sporting Boy’s Jig
The Tin-Ware Lass Reel
Tivoli Jig
Two-Penny Postman’s Jig
Village Bells Highland Fling
Village Bells Hornpipe
Walk Around-Brudder Bones
Whiddon’s Favorite Reel
7th Regiment – Reel
Ball And Pin Hornpipe
Beaux Of Oak Hill Reel
Belles Of Campbelltown Strathspey, Aka Lady Lomon’
Belles Of Lewiston – Reel
Blanchard’s Hornpipe
Brisk Young Lad’s Jig
Buena Vista Hornpipe
Charming Katy’s Reel
Col. Mcbain’s Reel
Croton Hornpipe
Danish Hornpipe
Days Of ‘Lang Syne Jig
Deer-Foot Hornpipe
Dimen Dru Deelish Reel
Eileen Alanna Reel
Essence Of Old Kentucky
Flee As A Bird (Lancashire) Clog
Flirtation Reel
Garthland’s Strathspey
Golden Eagle Hornpipe
Great Western (Lancashire) Clog
Green Grow The Rushes O Reel
Highland Hornpipe
Highland Skip Reel
Hobb’s Favorite Reel
Holmes’ Hornpipe
Hunting The Hare Jig
Idlewild Jig
I’m O’er Young To Marry Yet Strathspey
James Lee’s Favorite Jig
Jarnoviches’ Strathspey
Kiss Me, Joe Reel
Kitty Of Oulart Jig
Kitty Sharpe’s Champion Jig
Lady Harriet’s Reel
Lady Templeton’s Clog
Leviathan Hornpipe
Little House Under The Hill Jig
Lord Byron’s Favorite Strathspey
Maid In The Pump-Room Hornpipe
Mardi Gras Reel
Marquis Hansley’s Reel
Mazeppa Hornpipe
Miss Brown’s Reel
Miss Campbell’s Reel
Miss Daly’s Reel
Morgan Rattler Jig
Neapolitan Threshers’ Jig
Old Joe Sife’s Reel
Olive-Branch Hornpipe
Peerless Hornpipe
Polo Reel
Pomona Hornpipe
Pop Goes The Weasel
Push About The Jorum Strathspey
Repeal Of The Union Reel
Riley’s Favorite Reel
Shippen Street Land – Lady’s Reel
Silver Cluster Reel
Spirit If 1881 Hornpipe
St. Pierre Hornpipe
Steeple Chase Reel
Alistair Maclalastair – Strathspey
Belles Of Omaha – Reel
Billy The Barber Shaved His Father Jig
Bird On The Wing Jig
Blackwater Reel
Bob Taylor’s Clog
Brooklyn Lasses Reel
Celebrated Stop Hornpipe
Coquette Hornpipe
Dark Haired Lass Reel
Eclipse Highland Fling
Empress Clog
Farewell, Sweet Nora Jig
Fight About The Fireside Reel
Fire-Fly Reel
First Night In Leadville Reel
Flaming O’flanigan’s Jig
Flat Foot Reel
Forest Flower Highland Fling
Fred Wilson’s Hornpipe
Good For The Tongue Hornpipe
Greensleeves Jig
Greeting To Ireland Reel
Hey, Ca’thro’ Jig
Hit Or Miss Reel
Hobble The Boutches Reel
Hole In The Wall Jig
Hop Jig
Humors Of Castle Lyon Jig
Is It The Priest You Want? – Jig
Lamson’s Hornpipe
Larry Grogan’s Jig
Liverpool Hornpipe
Lord Alexander Gordon’s Strathspey
Maggie Brown’s Favorite Jig
Maid Of Isla Strathspey
Miss Johnson’s Hornpipe
Moll In The Wad Jig
Morton’s Reel
My Love Is Like The Red, Red Rose Strathspey
Nicodemus Johnson’s Reel
Oe’r The Moor, Among The Heather Strathspey
A Drop Of Whiskey – Jig
Arkansas Traveller – Reel
Belle Of The Stage (Lancashire) – Clog
Billy, The Kid’s Jig
Blodgett’s Reel
Blue-Eyed Lassie Reel
Bobbing For Eels Jig
Bonniest Lass In Ayer Strathspey
Boston Rattlers’ Reel
Boys In Blue Reel
Camp Meeting Hornpipe
Cape Cod Reel
City Of Savannah Hornpipe
Congress Park Reel
Corkonian Reel
Crabs In The Skillet Jig
Domino Highland Fling
Eureka Hornpipe
Every-Body’s Hornpipe
Fishermans’ Frolic (Lancashire) Clog
From Night Till Morn Reel
Henrietta Hornpipe
Here Awa’ Highland Fling
Humour Of Glen Jig
I’ll Cloot My Johnny’s Gery Breecks Strathspey
I’m Over Young To Marry Yet Reel
Jack’s Alive Hornpipe
Kitty In The Lane Reel
Ladies’ Pandeletts Reel
Last Night’s Fun Reel
Le Petre’s Hornpipe
Madame Del Caro’s Hornpipe
Mcdonald’s Reel
Mineapolis Hornpipe
Miss Corbett’s Reel
Miss Jess. Watson’s Hornpipe
Molly Mcguire’s Reel
Money Musk Strathspey
Monogram Hornpipe
Mount Your Baggage Jig
Mrs. Monroe’s Jig
My Love Is In America Reel
My Pretty, Fair Maid Jig
Neumedia
Oyster River Hornpipe
Pandeen O’rafferty Jig
Pander Dance Jig
Peter Street Reel
Pride Of The Ball Reel
Reilly’s Reel
Re-Union Reel
Rolling Off A Log Jig
Ships Are Sailing Reel
Smith’s Reel
Tammany Ring Clog
Telegraph Hornpipe
The Legacy Jig
The Braes Of Bushbie Strathspey
The Cottage Maids’ Fling
The Drunken Ganger’s Jig
The Green Forever Jig
The Lass With The Yellow Coatee Strathspey
The Smuggler’s Reel
The Wedding Ring Reel
Three Little Drummers’ Jig
Turnpike Reel
Wake Up, Susan – Reel
Walker Street Reel
White Star Reel
Annie Hughes’ Jig
Belles Of Edinboro’ Highland Fling
Belles Of South Boston – Hornpipe
Bonanza Hornpipe
Brightest Eyes’ Reel
Buckley’s Favorite Reel
Bunch Of Roses Reel
Castles In The Air Jig
Cat In The Hopper Jig
Centennial Hornpipe
Connelly’s Ale Jig
Corinthian Hornpipe
Cuckoo Hornpipe
Dar’s Sugar In De Gourd Jig
Dew-Drop Hornpipe
Dick Sand’s Hornpipe
Dominion Reel
Essence Of Old Virginny
Excelsior Hornpipe
Eyes Right Reel
First Flirtation Fling
Honeymoon Reel
Inimitable Reel
Ivy Leaf Reel
Kenmure’s On And Awa’ Jig
Kitty Tirrell’s Jig
Lady Elgin’s Strathspey
Lady Montgomery’s Reel
Land League Reel
Manchester Reel
Margery’s Favorite Reel
May-Pole Reel
Miss Drummond Of Perth Strathspey
Mr. James Mcnicol’s Strathspey
My Lady’s Goon Has Gairs On’t Strathspey
Napolean Hornpipe
New Wedding Reel
Obelisk Hornpipe
O’connell’s Welcome Jig
Old Bachelors’ Reel
Old Granite State Reel
Paddy, Now Wont You Be Easy? Jig
Passaic Hornpipe
Pat In His Glory Jig
Peasants’ Dance Hornpipe
Peep O’ Day Reel
Rocky Road To Dublin Jig
Rough Diamond Jig
St Clair’s Hornpipe
St. Elmo Hornpipe
Strop The Razor Jig
The Blooming Meadows Jig
The Dusty Miller’s Jig
The Masons’ Cap Reel
The Night Of Fun Jig
The Pausteen Fawn Jig
The Primrose Lass Reel
The Sailor’s Ransom Reel
The Unfortunate Rake Jig
Williams And Sullivan’s Jig
42d Highland Regiment – Strathspey
All Aboard – Reel
Around The World – Reel
Barney’s Goat Jig
Blind Norry’s Reel
California Hornpipe
Cameronian Reel
Camp-Meeting Jig No. 2
Captain Kelley’s Reel
Champion Hornpipe
Clyde-Side Lassies Reel
Come, Till The Bottle-House Reel
Dan Backus’ Favorite Reel
Duncan Davidson Strathspey
Duxbury Hornpipe
Evergreen Lasses Reel
Fijiyama Hornpipe
Five Leaved Clover Reel
Flockton’s Hornpipe
Flogging Reel
Flowers Of Michigan Reel
Gen. Sheridan’s Reel
Green Groves Of Erin Reel
Hand Organ Hornpipe
Harry Bloodgood’s Famous Jig
Jabe Meadow Hornpipe
Jinrikisha Hornpipe
Katy Is Waiting Jig
Kilkenny Rover’s Jig
Kiss The Bride Reel
Lady Ami Stewart’s Strathspey
Lamp-Lighter’s Hornpipe
Let’s Be Gay Reel
Limerick Jig
Lord Dalhousie’s Reel
Lord Moria’s Hornpipe, Aka Ladie’s Hornpipe
Magnolia Reel
Maid Marian Hornpipe
Merry Night At Tumble Brig Reel
Miss Plaudy’s Reel
Moll Roe In The Morning Jig
Money Musk Reel
Mountain Reel
New Policeman’s Reel
New York Reel
Norton’s Favorite Hornpipe
Occidental Hornpipe
Off She Goes Jig
Once Upon My Cheek Reel
Paddy Was Up To Ganger Jig
Phil Issac’s Jig
Red Cross Hornpipe
Rickett’s Hornpipe
Riding On A Hand-Car Jig
Root, Hog, Or Die Jig
Rose-Bush Jig
Ross’ Reel
Sally Growler – Hornpipe
Shuffle And Cut Jig
Silver Star Hornpipe
Souvenir (Lancashire) Clog
Spirvin’s Fancy Reel
Spit-Fire Reel
Swallow Sloop Of War Reel
The Drink Of Brandy Jig
The Fairy Dance Reel
The Rocks Of Cashel Reel
The Soldier’s Cloak Jig
Three Merry Sisters Reel
To Cashell I’m Going Jig
Trip To The Cottage Jig
Union Hornpipe
Weel May The Keel Row Reel
Widow Machree Jig
Willott’s Hornpipe
Apollo Club – Hornpipe
Ariel Hornpipe
Babbit’s Hornpipe
Boston Caledonian Club’s Jig
Caledonian Club Strathspey
California Reel
Cupid’s Frolic – Hornpipe
Diamond Reel
Dundee Hornpipe
Ebb Tide Hornpipe
Electric Hornpipe
Elk’s Festival Hornpipe
Fife Hunt Reel
Fire Him Out – Reel
Florida Crackers’ Hornpipe
Foxie Marie Reel
Go As You Please Hornpipe
Great Eastern – Reel
Here And There Hornpipe
Jackson’s Rolling Jig
Larry O’niel’s Clog
Light And Airy Jig
Lord Moira’s Highland Fling
Mill-Town Maid Reel
Miss Stuart’s Strathspey
Moll Shurkie’s Jig
Morning Fair Hornpipe
Mountain Ranger Hornpipe
Mrs. Adye’s Strathspey
Mrs. Kinloch’s Reel
Of Aw The Airts The Winds Can Blow Strathspey
Old National Theatre Jig
Paddy Miles’ Fricassee Reel
Prince Albert’s Hornpipe
Roy’s Wife Highland Fling
Sir Roger De Coverly Jig
Snow-Flake Hornpipe
Sukey Bids Me Reel
Swallow-Tail Jig
Temperance Reel
Terry Heigh Jig
The Black-Eyed Lassie Reel
The Boyne Hunt Reel
The Boys Of Bockhill Jig
The Head-Light Reel
The Jolly Clam-Digger’s Reel
The Jolly Seven Reel
The Maid Of Argyle’s Reel
Tom Brigg’s Jig
Trafalgar Hornpipe
Two Forty Reel
Winnick’s Favorite Jig
After The Hare – Reel
Army And Navy Reel
Autograph – Hornpipe
Bamford Hornpipe
Banks Of Lock-Ness – Strathspey
Bannocks’ O’ Barley Meal – Jig
Belle Of The Ball – Hornpipe
Ben Butler’s Reel
Braes Of Dumblane Reel
Bride Of Kildare Reel
Bundle And Go Jig
Butter-Milk Mary’s Jig
Caledonian Laddie Hornpipe
Chandler’s Hornpipe
Cherish The Ladies Jig
Close To The Floor Jig
Come To Your Tay Reel
Corporal Casey’s Fancy Reel
Curt Lawrence’s Hornpipe
Delaware Hornpipe
Dickie Rogers’ Pedestal Clog
Downfall Of Water Street Jig
Duchess Of Athol’s Strathspey
Early Morn (Lancashire) Clog
Emon Acnuck Jig
Fletcher’s Delight Reel
Golliher’s Frolic Jig
Hare In The Corn Jig
Idyl Hornpipe
Indian River Hornpipe
Jersey Lightning Jig
Joe Tanzy’s Reel
Kantschukoff Reel
King-Pin Jig
Kitty O’neil’s Champion Jig
Lady Baird’s Strathspey
Lady Forbe’s Reel
Lady Mary Ramsay’s Strathspey
Lardners’ Reel
Little Brown Jug Jig
Liverpool Jack’s Reel
Marchioness Of Huntly’s Strathspey
Moll Roe’s Jig
My Bonnie Laddie Highland Fling
My Love Is Far Away Reel
‘Neath The Moonlight – Reel
New Bedford Reel
North End Reel
Oakland Garden Jig
Off To Donnybrook Jig
Owny’s Best Jig
Paddy On The Railroad Reel
Paine’s Reel
Pea Patch Jig
Peelers Jacket Reel
Post Horn Reel
Rat-Catcher’s Reel
Roy’s Wife Strathspey
Saratoga Reel
Scottisch American Highland Fling
Skiver The Quilt Jig
Sumner’s Hornpipe
Teddy Malos Jig
Tete-A-Tete Hornpipe
The Boss Jig
The Good Girl
The Banks Of Enverness Reel
The Dublin Boy’s Jig
The First Of May Reel
The Maid’s Complaint Jig
The Miller Of Drone Strathspey
The Mountain Sprite Jig
The Pivot Brig Jig
The Priest In His Boots Jig
The Wind Up Reel
Up And Waur Them A’willie Strathspey
Vestri’s Hornpipe
Victoria Hornpipe
Yellow Hair’d Laddie Reel
Admirals’ Hornpipe
Aldridge’s – Hornpipe
All The Way To Galway – Reel
Amazon Hornpipe
Barney Brallagan’s Jig
Because He Was A Bonnie Lad – Reel
Bella Union Reel
Betty Pringle’s Pig Reel
Blue Stocking Clog
Burn’s Irish Hornpipe
Catholic Boys’ Jig
Christmas Hornpipe
Echoes From The Forest Garden Reel
Eclipse Hornpipe
Fagin’s Holiday Jig
Ferry Bridge Hornpipe
Fill Up The Bowl Reel
Good Morrow To Your Night-Cap Jig
Grape-Vine Twist Jig
Green Trees Of Athol Reel
Harlequin Hornpipe
Highway To Dublin Jig
Hough’s Favorite Reel
Huntsmans’ Hornpipe 137
Indy’s Favorite Reel
Jackson’s Bottle Of Brandy Jig
Jackson’s Fancy Jig
Jenny’s Wedding Reel
Jimmy Holmes’ Favorite Reel
Kitty Clyde’s Reel
Lanigan’s Ball Jig
Leather The Wig Jig
Little Peggy’s Jig
Loch-Na Gar Strathspey
London Hornpipe
Maid On The Green Jig
Maloney’s Fancy Jig
Massasoit Hornpipe
Minnie Foster’s Clog
Miss Gunning’s Fancy Reel
Miss Johnston’s Reel
Muncie’s Favorite (Lancashire) Clog
Oriental Hornpipe
Our Boys’ Jig
Paddy O’carrol’s Jig
Paddy O’rafferty’s Jig
Parasott Hornpipe
Picnic Reel
Pink Eyed Lassie Reel
Portsmouth Hornpipe
President Grant’s Hornpipe
Prima Donna Hornpipe
Puss In The Corner Jig
Queen Of Club’s Reel
Queen Of The West Hornpipe
Red Lion Hornpipe
Rose-Bud, Aka Mountain Ranger Hornpipe
Scotch Hornpipe
Shaw’s Reel
Steamboat Hornpipe
Sunday Is My Wedding-Day Jig
The Grand Spy Reel
The Jolly Tinker’s Reel
The New Brig Of Glasgow Strathspey
The Tempest
The Two And Sixpenny Girl Jig
Trip To Galway Jig
Vaughn’s Favorite Jig
Vinton’s Hornpipe
Walk Around-Carry The News To Mary
Welcome Here Again Reel
What The De’il Ails You? Strathspey
Yacht Club Reel
Acrobat’s – Hornpipe
Blackberry Blossom Reel
Bliven’s Favorite Jig
Captain Holmes’ Jig
Chorus Jig
Cincinnati (Lancashire) Clog
Dandy Mike’s Reel
Derby Hornpipe
Donegall Boys’ Reel
Dusty Bob’s Jig
Erie Hornpipe
From Shore To Shore Reel
Geese In The Bog Jig
Gladiator Reel
Green Fields Of America Reel
Harrison’s Celebrated Reel
Hull’s Victory Hornpipe
Humours Of Rockstown Reel
Irishman’s Heart To The Ladies Jig
Jack On The Green Jig
Jenny Danged The Weaver Reel
Jenny Nettle’s Fancy Reel
Johnny Hand’s Jig
Kilkenny Boys’ Reel
Kilwinning’s Steeple Reel
Lady Edmonton’s Reel
Lord John Campbell’s Strathspey
Lucy Campbell’s Reel
Manhattan Hornpipe
Mason’s Apron Reel
Mrs. Hogan’s Goose Jig
Norfolk Hornpipe
Novelty (Lancashire) Clog
Old Figary O’ Jig
Old Maids Of Galway Reel
Paddy Carrey’s Fortune Jig
Paddy Handly’s Goose Reel
Parnell’s Reel
Pat Carney’s Reel
Petronella
President Garfield’s Hornpipe
Pushee’s Hornpipe
Red Stockings Jig
Rialto Hornpipe
Roaring Willie’s Jig
Shins Around The Fireside Jig
Sink Him, Doddie Highland Fling
Tell Her I Am Jig
The London Lasses Reel
The Rakes Of Westmeath Jig
The Roving Bachelor Reel
Tidal Wave Jig
Tornado Reel
Wind That Shakes The Barley Reel
Yellow Stockings’ Jig
Abitha Muggins’ Favorite – Reel
All The Rage – Reel
A’willie, We Have Miss’d You – Strathspey
Banjo Reel
Belle Of Boston – Reel
Belle Of Claremont – Hornpipe
Billy Patterson’s Favorite Jig
Brick-Layers’ Hornpipe
Bully For You – Jig
Cale Smith’s Pastime Reel
Carnival Hornpipe
Colberth’s Hornpipe
Come To The Raffle Jig
Cross Road Reel
Fling-Dang Reel
Fly By Night (Lancashire) Clog
Globe-Trotter Hornpipe
Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself Jig
Golden Tresses Hornpipe
Hibernia’s Pride Reel
Humors Of Tufts Street Reel
Irish Washerwoman Jig
Irish-American Reel
Jock Tamson’s Hornpipe
Judy’s Reel
Kiley’s Reel
Lady Charlotte Of Braid’s Strathspey
Lady Louden’s Strathspey
Larry Downs’ Reel
Lee’s Double Clog
Limerick Lasses Jig
Little House Round The Corner Jig
Loch Eroch Side Strathspey
Looney Mctwolter Jig
Lord James Murray’s Reel
Luckie Bawdins’ Reel
Maggie Picking Cockels Reel
Marquis Of Huntley’s Strathspeys
Merry Lads Of Ayer Reel
Minstrels’ Fancy Clog
Miss Barker’s Hornpipe
Miss Mcdonald’s
Miss Mountan’s Hornpipe
Miss Warrender Of Lochend Strathspey
Money In Advance – Clog
National Lancers’ Hornpipe
New Century Hornpipe
Nigger In De Wood Pile Jig
Night Of The Fair Jig
Over Land And Sea Jig
Pretty Jane’s Reel
Quindaro Hornpipe
Racketty Jack’s Reel
Ride A Mile Jig
Salamanca Reel
Seven Up – Reel
Sir George Clark’s Strathspey
Skin The Peeler Jig
Soldiers’ Joy
Statue Clog
Telephone Hornpipe
The Bonnie Lad Reel
The Butcher Boy Jig
The Forester’s Hornpipe
The Randy Wife Of Greenlaw Reel
Thunder Hornpipe
Velocipede Hornpipe
Vendome Hornpipe
Village Hornpipe
Walk Around-Don’t Get Weary
Western Gem Reel

Chief Francis O’Neill in Missouri

Chief Francis O’Neill in Missouri

Francis O’Neill

Chicago Chief of Police Francis O’Neill, compiler and editor of O’Neill’s Music of Ireland, served for a time as a schoolteacher in Edina, Knox County, Missouri. In his book Irish Folk Music (Chicago, 1910) he provides one of the best descriptions of traditional music in 19th Century Missouri:
…Not a week passed during the winter months without a dance or two being held among the farmers. Such a motley crowd — fiddlers galore, and each with his instrument. Irish, Germans, French…and the gigantic Kentuckians, whose heads were endangered by the low ceilings, crowded in, and never a misunderstanding or display of ill-nature marred those gatherings. Seated behind the fiddler, intent on picking up the tunes, was my accustomed post, but how much was memorized on those occasions cannot now be definitely stated. Three tunes, however, distinctly obtrude on my memory, viz.: A reel played by Ike Forrester, the “Village Blacksmith,” which was named after him; “My Love is Fair and Handsome”… and a quickstep, which I named “Nolan, the Soldier.” Nolan had been a fifer in the Confederate army during the Civil War. His son was an excellent drummer, and both gave free exhibitions of their skill on the public square at Edina to enliven the evenings when the weather was fine.
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Tune Connections & Origins: London Hornpipe & Reel du Sherbrooke

Having crammed so much fiddle music into my head for the past 50 years, whenever I hear a tune now I’m always listening for origins and links to other tunes. I think R. P. Christeson infected me with this disorder as he was obsessed with knowing from whence the tunes he heard the old-time fiddlers playing were derived.  So this little article will be the first of an on-going brain dump of tune connections I recognize onto these virtual pages.

In case you weren’t aware I’m working on a project that involves posting a new  tune video to YouTube every day in the year 2020 for a total of 366 fiddle tunes. In the course of this endeavor I tried unsuccessfully to capture the London Hornpipe on video with Mike “Wichita” Miller on guitar and Patt Plunkett on keyboard. This led to some “bloopers”, which I compiled to the video below and posted to my Facebook and Instragram feeds.

Now as soon as I posted this a few of my Canadian friends immediately commented that I was trying to play Reel du Sherbrooke, a very popular tune in Quebec played in two part – keys of G & D. Here’s that tune played played by my pals Patti and Alex Kusturok.

And here’s my version of London Hornpipe. I’ll note that London Hornpipe, which appears in Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes, is set in the key of G. I first learned it from Cyril Stinnett and he played in A and it really turns up the burner on this piece.

I hope you can hear that the first of parts of each tune is a dead ringer for the other. Now as to which came first – that’s always a good conversation starter. I’m going to guess London came first and that Sherbrooke borrowed from it. London appears in Cole’s (a.k.a Ryan’s Mammoth Collection) and that puts it back into the mid-1800s. Feel free to take issue by emailing me at missourifiddling@gmail.com.

Want the music to London Hornpipe? Just go to my “Reels” page and download it. I also have a complete lesson for this tune in the following playlist.

Happy Fiddlin’!

Charlie Walden