I learned Dew Drop Hornipe from Lisa Barrett, when I stayed at their house when I was in High School. I remember Dick telling me that it was a tune I could play as a breakdown at any fiddle contest. I haven’t played it in many contests, but I do still enjoy playing it. There is an especially cool fingering on the shift down the second time through the B Part.
I’m playing it at the Hey Cupcake Airstream food trailer on South Congress in Austin, TX. There was a guy busking in front of it when I came by. I asked him if he wanted to join me playing on youtube, and he split. I hope I didn’t scare him off. 🙂
Learn to play Dew Drop Hornpipe on fiddle here
This is all that Fiddler’s Companion Had to Say about Dew Drop Hornpipe
DEW DROP HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The ‘B’ part of this melody appears in the tune “Brilliancy.” There was a variety house called the Dew Drop In in New York in the Civil War years. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 85. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 119.
Roland White says
Hi Vi, I'm really enjoying your fiddle tune a day. How long are you going to.
keep it up. Do you mind if I link your fiddle tune a day to my fiddlplay website. Ck out website if you want. http://www.fiddlplay.com Thank Vi.
Michael Friedman says
Lovely tune and musical performance !