Rambler's Hornpipe - Old French


A tune with a murky past, it has been a favourite in Ontario since the mid-late 20th century. According to The Fiddlers' Companion it was first recorded in 1929 under the title “Reel de St-Tite” on a 78 recording by Sotère Mongrain and Ida Mongrain. In the Ottawa Valley it has also been known as "The Little Old Man". Date is a guess.

There's link below to a great clip of Don Messer, Charlie Chamberlain and Duke Neilsen with a lively stripped down trio rendition of Rambler's.


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Title Rambler's Hornpipe - Old French
Subject Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Marches
Year 1900
Locale Pan Provincial
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