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Cobbler’s Hornpipe


Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers played Cobbler’s Hornpipe in 2005 on her CD Rough Music. She commented in the CD booklet:

Greg Stephens is one of those musicians that makes other people’s lives fuller. I have admired him for a long time. He gave this 3/2 tune to my mother with other tunes from the North West of England in 1975.

You find a lot of the time signature of 3/2 in the North of England and it is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment as more and more people are playing English music. You don’t need three legs to dance to it, as I’ve misleadingly said in the past.

This is a video of Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers playing Maid on the Shore at Buxton Opera House in 2007: