Hi Tim,

Thanks for pointing this out . . .I'd forgotten it was there.

Fenwick's Instruction book for the Northumbrian Small-Pipes was published by the Northumbrian Small-Pipes Society in 1896.

Apart from scales in G and D, Fenwick includes only six tunes, Coquetside, Holey Ha'penny, Jackey Layton, Barrington Hornpipe, Felton Lonnin' and the Bonnie Pit Laddie. Should I be following his example in choosing tunes for my next beginner's class, do you think?

Thanks too to Colin and Julia for further information.


On 31 Oct 2009, at 17:59, tim rolls BT wrote:

Hi Francis,

I expect you know this already, but for what it's worth

BARRINGTON HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. From A Tutor for the Northumbrian Small-pipes by J.W. Fenwick, published in the late 1800's; composed by Thomas Todd. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 98

Also, no info, but a second generation recording of George Atkinson playing it, amongst others


----- Original Message ----- From: "Francis Wood" <oatenp...@googlemail.com >
To: "Dartmouth NPS" <nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:27 PM
Subject: [NSP] Barrington Hornpipe

A query about the Barrington Hornpipe, appearing in Northumbrian
Pipers's Tune Book (1).

Can anyone provide any information about the background to this tune?
I've heard it was composed as a competition piece, requiring all on a
7 key chanter.
Are there sources for this information?

Does Todd's manuscript copy survive? And are there significant
variants on this as it is played today?


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