It’s day 100 and the Fiddle Tune for today is Forester’s Hornpipe. I don’t have any fancy story for it. It’s just the tune I felt like playing to day. Forester’s is a tune out of Cole’s 1000 fiddle tunes, and I think it has a nice melody. Enjoy.
Learn to play Forester’s Hornpipe on fiddle here
Foresters Hornpipe according to the Fiddler’s Companion
FORESTERS (HORNPIPE), THE. AKA – “Greenfields.” American, Canadian; Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Long a popular dance tune in the Canadian Maritimes and New England. It seems earliest published in a volume called M. Higgens’ Original Dances, Walzes & Hornpipes for the Violin (1829), where it appears under the name of “Greenfields.” In Canada it was popularised through the playing of radio and TV fiddler Don Messer, and The Cape Breton Symphony (Winston Fitzgerald et al).