Hornpipes ~ poorly represented, badly misunderstood and abused?
"Where does the word ‘hornpipe’ come from? Any ideas?"
# Posted on December 6th 2006 by Maryland Highlander
Alright gang, stirring up the muck from the bottom again, where’s Nox & Button & the rest of ye? But please, be civil, or at least more that way than the other. What about HORNPIPES? What kind of representation do they get in your sessions or with your band or with dancers you play for? What do you think of this family of tunes? How do you like to play them? ~ if at all? What are your favourites? What sets of them do you find happening in your neck of the woods? What are your favourite recordings of Hornpipes, or any other member of the family? ~ your favourite players of hornpipes?
I don’t need to tell you my biases, but for those who might not already know ~ I love swung tunes, which includes hornpipes, and I was just playing "The Banks", alias "Mrs. Taff" (was she Welsh do you think?) ~ when someone, ‘Maryland Highlander’, posed the question above, and which I’ve now extended… Hey, let’s not forget the 3/4 hornpipes while we’re chatting…