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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:57 am 
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Since we don't have a Chiff & Fipple Traditional Piano & Comic Dance forum, I figured I might as well ask here in hopes of netting an answer from the broadest group.

So I came across this lovely hornpipe and am wondering by what title(s) it goes by.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:24 am 
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Wow how strange.

The tune does sound like it could be a traditional hornpipe but it doesn't ring a bell.

Well I guess that dancing is no more strange than the Sailors Hornpipe as done by Scottish Highland dancers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBU0z3xdC0o

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:04 am 
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It's a tune called Durang's Hornpipe, which American dancer John Durang used to dance to:

https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Du ... ornpipe_(1)

Durang was a supposedly favorite of George Washington's, and credited as the first famous American dancer. The hornpipe was his signature dance, and it looks like he wrote this particular hornpipe himself:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Ditson.png

The dancer in the video you posted is Wayne Sleep, a well-known British dancer who trained in ballet, and between that and the video being a sort of historical reconstruction of an American dancer from the 18th century, it's not going to look like dancing an Irish hornpipe at all!


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One of those tunes that found its way to Sliabh Luachra and started a new life there, as a reel. :P

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
One of those tunes that found its way to Sliabh Luachra and started a new life there, as a reel. :P


Though called a hornpipe, it's a reel here too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdufdJL5NUE

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