The hornpipe is found in the folk music of England, Scotland and Ireland and has a traditional association with sailors in that dancing was used on sea journeys to keep personnel fit. Hornpipes are usually associated with other hornpipes in a performance context in what is described as a dance set. In this two part arrangement for mandolin and acoustic guitar with TAB players should try and play from memory and develop their ensemble playing. The realisation plays at 132 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute and the hornpipe is in AB (Binary) form. The music needs to be played with a triplet feel as demonstrated in the realisation. The repeats are not played in the realisation and there is no ornamentation of the melodic line. Folk music scores are generally presented with minimal score detail. Understand that the playing of ornaments whilst very relevant in repetitive music of this kind requires a special study and is governed by the instrument being played, the music tradition represented and sometimes geography/locality. A study of ornamentation in folk music the music editor suggests is not for the faint-hearted! There are also examples of hornpipes in baroque music including Handel’s Water Music. Three guitar accompaniments are available, with repeats, playing the bass line at tempi of (1) 110 (2) 120 and (3) 132 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute. There is two bar click track introduction before the music starts to play.