Hornpipe speed for dancing.
Does anyone here dance the hornpipe? What is the ‘correct’ tempo? There seems to be huge disparity between dancers and musicians. The Scottish version appears to be pretty strightforward; but the Irish version seems to come in different categories. I am told that 113 bpm is advanced, and 140 for novices — which seems the wrong way round to me — and I find it peculiar to say the least playing at either of those speeds. Meanwhile musicians as usual play just that little bit faster than is humanly possible. Help.