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.
Hornpipe 2 is called “Stepdance No 1” in the Musical Traditions CD. Lemmie referred to it as Tap Dance, which indicates that it was played for step-dancing. She also called it Irish Hornpipe.