mendipman’s nine comments

  • Re: Lady Mary Stopford

    Stopford’s Reel is also in John Clare’s early 19th century tune collection from Northamptonshire. more…

  • Re: Feelings

    Feelings? more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    For anyone who may be interested I've added Sharp's original transcription of Henry Cave's playing of this tune here: https://thesession.org/tunes/17998 more…

  • Bath Road Hornpipe

    A tune transcribed from Somerset fiddler and traveling knife-grinder Henry Cave by Cecil Sharp at Midsomer Norton in 1907. Given the nominal title 'Country Dance' in his notebook, this tune is identifiable as Cave's version of the Bath Road Hornpipe. Unav... more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm aware of (and use) the Vaughan Williams Library archive. If you refer back to that resource you will notice the basis for my original query. The Bath Road Hornpipe that Cecil Sharpe transcribed from Henry Cave is indeed the... more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    A little research shows this tune is a generic version of the Bath Road Hornpipe. Although Henry Cave did play a tune of this title this is not it. more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    In regard to the rhythm of southern English hornpipes they tend mostly to be played with a distinct skip or swing. There is no 'set' single rhythmic pattern as musicians are commonly playful with reversing the 'dotted rhythm' long-short or short-long, mix... more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    Among those of Henry Cave's tunes for which there are an original transcription there are many anomalies, examples of mis-titling and also a number of untitled hornpipes that typically characterise a vernacular fiddle player's repertoire of the period. So... more…

  • Re: Henry Cave’s

    A nice hornpipe but I'm curious/dubious of the attribution to local fiddle player Henry Cave (1854-1907). It doesn't appear to relate closely at all to any of the original source transcriptions that I'm aware of that were made in the Mendip area and Colef... more…