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3:2 hornpipes in a minor key
« on: April 09, 2009, 04:06:25 PM »

I'm in the process of trying to get my morris team (Boggart's Breakfast) to write a new dance using a 3:2 hornpipe.  As with nearly all our tunes I'm looking ideally for one in a minor key.  "If You Will Not Have Me, You May Let Me Go" is fab but can you suggest any others?  Preferably something that will sound good at a slower than normal speed so we can actually dance to it.
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Re: 3:2 hornpipes in a minor key
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 04:43:25 PM »


You could try " A Northern Frisk" - great tune although you may need to simplify it a bit - it has some good bits that would suit sticking. Another nice one is "Lads and Lasses". Both are in John of the Greeny Cheshire way. If you have a copy of "Northern Frisk" by Jamie Knowles then there's a nice simple melodeon friendly 3/2 called the "Hartshead Hornpipe". I can probably scan you a copy if you want ( after the Bank Holiday)



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Re: 3:2 hornpipes in a minor key
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 06:47:09 PM »

Flat Cap in Em is good.
Its in Dm in the 1985 edition of John of the Greeny Way .
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