Perhaps. But I can't tell you how many times I've answered the query
"does anyone know the lead tune for it". No one seems to know of a
"Flirtation Hornpipe", except pianist Elma Grech of Toronto. Her
recording reveals that "Flirtation Hornpipe" is none other than "Merry Go
Round". How any musician would HAVE to know that is beyond me.
With all due respects, I believe that most musicians are willing to go to
certain reasonable lengths to track down tunes. If there are 9,000
dances in the current dance repertoire, then the assumption is that the
musician can find or have access to all of them (at little cost).
My goodness...I must get the worms back into this little can before it's
On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 Xxxx_Xxxx@XXX.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx wrote:
> Sylvia Miskoe stated (Strathspey Digest V98 #301) - > > <Catch the Wind can be done to any good AABB format reel such as Far From > Home.> > > 'Catch The Wind' should NOT be danced to 'any good reel' as the recommended > tune is NOT a reel but a hornpipe! > > The deviser, Romaine Butterfield, is quite emphatic about this. As far as > she is concerned (and I agree with her!), when she describes a dance as a > 'hornpipe' or recommends a hornpipe as the lead tune for one of her dances > then 'any good reel' is NOT sufficient! > > > Iain Boyd > > Email (Work): email@example.com > > > >