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MacLeod Of Alnwick, Dr. McLeod Of Alnwick. Here you are nathan and the rest of yez who might be interested. Dr. McLeod Of Alnwick - Billy Pigg - The Border Minstrel tune is also, as I understand it, played in Northumberland, where Alnwick is, situated somewhere in the middle… I may have a recording of it in that style, on small pipes, but not here where I can get at Dr. McLeod Of Alnwick - Billy Pigg - The Border Minstrelunfortunately.
One of my sisters lives Meat Cove - The Dry Heeves - Everythings Gone Pseudo. The nation recently paid the Duke of Northumberland a considerable sum to stop him flogging a Raphael abroad. But my sister thinks the new - look Castle Gardens are in rather naff taste. Bamburgh, some way to the North, is also worth visiting for the same reasons. The beaches were, at any rate, famously empty because they and the sea were simply too bloody cold all the year round, but now global warming has affected even Northumberland, they might now be more frequented.
The Tourist Board are unlikely to tell you that there is or at any rate has been no co-ordination between local bus times and those of trains stopping at Alnmouth, four miles or so away.
If you disembark there, Little Rocket Mill - The Surfites - Escapades In Space bus will take you to Alnwick - eventually.
Eventually can be a pretty long time on a chilly platform in the middle of nowhere. I prefer to get a direct bus there from Newcastle. Alnwick is in the heart of Northumberland and I have no doubt that the tune orignates from the town as there is a very long tradition of the tradional musician associated with the Gathering writing tunes for each other.
However, the tune is stylisticly Scottish. If you played this in Dr. McLeod Of Alnwick - Billy Pigg - The Border Minstrel Northumbrian session people would wonder what you had done with your kilt. Still a good tune though. I have a mind to include in a march, Strathspey and reel set as we need one for Burns Night.
I was born in and have lived in Alnwick all my life, as have my parents and their parents and so on. I know it might help, but those damned Scots got everywhere. Maybe calyoung came across this Shakatak Is You - Various - Mi Caballito Chulo.!Como Lo Quie Ro. of my list. Sorry for the confusion there. Yes I did happen to be looking for Northumbrian tunes but this was the only thing I found that was new.
Where are you now then ceolachan? The tune I think you may find was written by a Scot, "A. Ross", to whom the tune is attributed.
Certainly, it was among the repertoire of local bands. The good bands could take any tune and play it as a reel, jig, hornpipewaltz, whatever they needed it to fit. It was the theme of the tune that counted. I just found the thread here, looking for that tune that I know played by Billy Pigg on the small pipes, for sure! Thanks for the transcription G. Ryckeboer, appreciated. If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment.
Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up. The tune is a good one and I it sticks in my ears like boiled hooves to the bottom of the pot.
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