Fred 'Pip' Whiting

"Old-time hornpipes, polkas and jigs"
(MTDL650)

16 page booklet, 42 tracks, 69 mins duration.

A representative selection of fiddle tunes from Fred 'Pip' Whiting, of Suffolk.  This CD may be seen as a companion-piece to our earlier Stephen Baldwin CD (MTCD334).

Keith Summers wrote: Fred Whiting's exploitation of his exposure to traditional musicians and music outside his immediate milieu made him that rare thing, a modern traditional musician - of the kind which was common in Ireland and Irish communities elsewhere, but almost completely unheard of in England outside the northeast.  His neglect is also in part due to that uniqueness.

Track List:

Sub-section: "50 years ago by ear"
1   Pigeon on the Gate 1:01
2   Soldier's Joy 1:49
3   Soldier's Joy 1:19
4   College Hornpipe 1:36
5   Earl Soham Slog 1:16
6   Cock of the North 1:14
7   Fisher's Hornpipe 1:44
8   Keel Row 1:06
9   Off to California 1:35
10   Garryowen 0:58
11   Harkie's Polkas 1:44
12   Not for Joe 1:26
13   St Patrick's Day 1:04
14   Harvest Home / Galway Hornpipe 2:57
15   Old Time Polka 2:22
16   The Old Kerry Fiddler 0:53
17   Mountain Belle 1:58
18   Flowers of Edinburgh 1:33
Sub-section: " … the advantage of playing by music"
19   Thistle Hornpipe 2:41
20   West End Hornpipe 1:23
21   Jack Tar Hornpipe 1:37
22   Staten Island, or Burns' Hornpipe 2:49
Sub-section: "An old Gypsy Hornpipe"
23   Billy Harris's Hornpipe 1:08
24   Whiskey You're the Devil 1:37
25   Will the Waggoner 1:25
26   Forty Years Ago 1:22
27   Bristol Sailorman 1:12
28   Cutty Sark Hornpipe 2:35
Sub-section: "exactly as it's written"
29   The Kildare Fancy 1:16
30   Glasgow Hornpipe 1:35
31   Ballincollig in the Morning 1:37
32   Stack of Barley 1:26
33   Over the Waves 2:14
34   Hebridean Polka 3:15
35   Killarney 1:43
Sub-section: "a smashing hornpipe for step-dancing"
36   Pigeon on the Gate 2:37
37   College Hornpipe 1:24
38   Earl Soham Slog 2:29
39   Manchester Hornpipe 1:10
40   Pigeon on the Gate / Jack's the Lad 1:00
41   Fairies' Hornpipe 2:02
42   Medley 3:02
  Total: 72:10