The Fiddlers’ Contest hornpipe

Also known as The Fiddler’s Contest.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Golden Eagle (a few times).

The Fiddlers’ Contest appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Fiddlers' Contest has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Fiddlers' Contest
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
(cd)|e^def ecAc|defg agaf|eagf ecAc|BABc B2(cd)|
e^def ecAc|defg agaf|eagf edcB|A2a2A2:|
|:(AF)|EAAB cAec|FBBc dBfB|defg agaf|edcB AEFG|
EAAB cAeA|BABc defg|agaf edcB|A2a2A2:|

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The Fiddlers’ Contest

Brian Conway plays this simple tune and I thought it a gem as he plays it, filled with lovely flourishes and ornaments. I couldn’t find it on this site so looked for it elsewhere. Credit I believe to Vince Brennan for the transcription. It’s also in O’Neill’s. This setting I believe is from the playing of Paddy Cronin. Also recorded by Denis Liddy as a simpler (not necessarily easy) version.