Red Bird Hornpipe

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Hornpipe in A

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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Recording of Clark Kessinger released on the album Clark Kessinger: Old Time Music with Fiddle and Guitar


This is an absolutely beautiful three-part hornpipe. The A part is somewhat reminiscent of the well-known Sailor’s Hornpipe. There shouldn’t be much difficulty here, other than a few potentially difficult double-stops in the A part the third time through and in the ending. Also look out for D# notes, which appear throughout the tune.

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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Hornpipes

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