Hornpipe Music

Stables Cottage, Winton House Estate,  Pencaitland,  East Lothian,  Scotland:                                         01875 340188


Seven centuries of traditional music

Three Extraordinary Collections:

Early 18th century dance music for those who play publick


The period between the last decades of the 17th century and the middle of the 18th was a dramatic one for music in England and Scotland. It proved to have a major effect on the repertoire of ‘traditional’ musicians. However, except for the well-known dance collections of the Playford family, very little music has survived from the era either in manuscript or as publications


The three published collections brought together here for the first time in their entirety provide a unique glimpse of these changes. Of particular value is the substantial number of early hornpipes, music which more or less disappeared from the repertoire but which is here in abundance.

116pp, A4, BW illustrations;      250 tunes

£15.00 + p&p   

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