The Fiddlers’ Contest hornpipe

Also known as The Fiddler’s Contest.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Golden Eagle (a few times).

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.