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Flirtation Hornpipe-Mike Briggs

Message 13227 · noel chavez · 30 Sep 1998 18:38:56 · Top

I checked the Gore Index of tunes and Flirtation Hornpipe is not listed,
although it could have another name (like so many dual identity tunes). I
also check Sutton-Coldfield (sp) and all that was listed was Flirtation
with Elma Grech's recording. Perhaps Jan Tappan and/or other musicians
have other resources.
Noel Chavez nchavez@tigger.cc.uic.edu

Flirtation Hornpipe-Mike Briggs

Message 13229 · Tappan · 30 Sep 1998 20:44:17 · Top

Noel Chavez wrote,
>I checked the Gore Index of tunes and Flirtation Hornpipe is not listed,
>although it could have another name (like so many dual identity tunes). I
>also check Sutton-Coldfield (sp) and all that was listed was Flirtation
>with Elma Grech's recording. Perhaps Jan Tappan and/or other musicians
>have other resources.

I haven't done a major search of my music, though I have vague
recollections of seeing something like "Flirtation Hornpipe" somewhere.
Would it be in a book with a description of the dance? I did find a music
for a dance called "Flirtations" in Kerr's Modern Dance Album, but have no
idea if this is what you're looking for. It's interesting, it uses Break
Down (a 32 bar reel, normally, but written there as 24 bars) and Garcon
Volange (a jig, written out 24 bars), and Come under my Plaidie (another
jig, written as 16 bars in G, and 8 more bars in G minor). The instructions
say to play each tune 5 times, and then play the first 8 bars again before
going on to the next tune. I think I'd probably lose track of how many
times I'd played the tune early on....If this is what you have to do, good
luck!

Doubt if that's helpful, but thought I'd let you know what I found.

Jan Tappan

Flirtation Hornpipe-Mike Briggs

Message 13233 · Etienne Ozorak · 1 Oct 1998 04:23:18 · Top

Hi,

As I mentioned to Mike, the tune which Elma recorded as "Flirtation
Hornpipe" is found in Kerr's Volume 1 (p.30) under the title "The Merry
Go-Round". I don't know how the tune got associated with "Catch the
Wind", though.

Salut,
Etienne

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