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hornpipe,

English folk dance known since the 16th cent., when it obtained its name from the wind instrument that accompanied it. The hornpipes of the 17th and 18th cent. have moderate 3–2 time and 4–4 time. As a solo dance it was popular with sailors, who performed it with folded arms and numerous gestures and steps. The hornpipe appears in the works of Purcell and Handel.

hornpipe

1. an obsolete reed instrument with a mouthpiece made of horn
2. an old British solo dance to a hornpipe accompaniment, traditionally performed by sailors
3. a piece of music for such a dance
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Daniel saw Peter in dance classes at St Francis' community hall off Grand Avenue, Ely, where the pair learned moves from jigs to light shoe reels, hornpipes and set dances.
Showcasing the type of music that attracted Brown to fiddling in the first place, "the light and playful, the modal, dark, driving, the bright, and the burning-on-fire tunes," the album includes reels, jigs, songs of love and longing, hornpipes, airs, slip jigs, and original tunes.
Peeping Tom bass-player John McIntosh, flautist Laurel McIntosh, keyboard player Mike Torbe, piano accordionist Lynn Cooke and drummer Dave Shuttleworth will be performing a lively mix of jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes while two armies - the Knights and the Dragonheads emerge to do battle.
In bygone days, youths would run a mile at the mere mention of a flute or fiddle, but as these teenage and early-twenties Welsh stars-in-waiting realise, there's nowt as dear as folk - especially when played with the grace, daring and sheer joy this multiinstrumental five-piece bring to a winning selection of reels, jigs and hornpipes.
It will feature performances from Clerorfa, a 50-strong folk orchestra, Welsh hornpipes and bagpipes, Sidan, Dowlais Male Voice Choir and harpist and singer Bethan Nia.
sailor's hornpipe, princess royal, double and single hornpipes, scots measure.
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3: Highland and country dancers will be jigging and reeling to the sound of the Highland Fling and hornpipes.
So we were treated to a selection of jigs and hornpipes, featuring James O'Grady on Uillean pipes and whistles of various sizes, the astonishing keyboard skills of Cara's husband, Sam Lakeman and the wonderfully imaginative guitar of John Smith.
The band alternated between spirited jigs, reels, and hornpipes, and songs voiced by guitarist and singer Jim Rainey.
To the recorded sound of fiddles, hornpipes and guitars, the Antelope Valley Scottish Country Dancers step to traditional Scottish music in dances that are elegant, sometimes flirtatious and always energetic.
Tune types include jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, hop jigs, polkas, slides, set dances, marches, harp tune and others.
The music moved seamlessly from toe-tapping jigs and hornpipes to slow, mournful airs that had the audience murmuring their appreciation.