Sunday 29 March 2009
Tune of the Day: The Galway Hornpipe
Nothing to do with Sir James: the name of this tune refers to the Irish city of Galway. It's a hornpipe, term that identifies an English step dance which was originally accompanied by a wooden hornpipe. Hornpipes also appear in the works of famous composers such as Purcell and Handel.
Although this melody should be played somewhat fast, don't forget that it's better to start practicing slowly and carefully.