Gipsy melodeon player, Lementina “Lemmie” Brazil, was born near Southampton and spent 26 years of her youth in Ireland, before her family returned to England to settle in Gloucester. She described some of her tunes as “Irish” and used to play for step-dance competitions. Pete Shepheard recorded her in the 1960’s and Gwilym Davies recorded her twice, in October 1977 and April 1981 when she was living on a caravan site near Gloucester. She played a one-row melodeon in C. We have transcribed her music in D or G.
“Irish Hornpipe” no.1
This is a version of the Bristol Hornpipe. Lemmie sometimes played the A music of this tune with the B music of Hornpipe 6.
Source: Lemmie Brazil, melodeon, at Sandhurst near Gloucester, recorded by Gwilym Davies 13/10/1977 and Peter Shepheard, 26/12/1972
The tune is called “Stepdance no. 2” and “Bristol Hornpipe” in the Musical Traditions CD MTCD345-7.