Peter Kennedy Collection

Northumberland fiddlers, Wark, Northumberland 1954

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/513

  • Recording date

    1954-06-29

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Wark, North Tyne, Northumberland, England

  • Performers

    Ballantine, Billy (piccolo), Hunter, Tom (fiddle), Hutton, Jake (fiddle), Gray, Adam (fiddle), Rutherford, Jim (fiddle)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Gilsland Hornpipe'. Billy Ballantine, Tom Hunter. Fiddle and piccolo duo with spoken introduction describing the Gilsland location on the border of Northumberland and Cumbria. Tom Hunter plays fiddle and Billy Ballantine the piccolo. 'Strathspey'. Jake Hutton. Solo fiddle strathspey (dance) piece with spoken introduction by Jake Hutton. 'Medley of tunes to accompany "Six Reel"dance'. Jake Hutton. Solo fiddle piece with short spoken introduction by Jake Hutton, outlining the use of this type of song to accompany the traditional Northumberland "Six Reel" dance. 'Durham Rangers'. Tom Hunter. Solo fiddle reel. 'The Rights of Man'. Tom Hunter. Solo fiddle reel. 'Tom Heppie's Polka'. Adam Gray. Solo fiddle piece. Also known as 'Girl With the Blue Dress'. 'Towhouse Polka'. Adam Gray. Solo fiddle piece. 'Hornpipe: The Marquis of Lorne'. Jim Rutherford. Solo fiddle piece with short spoken introduction. 'Hornpipe: The West End / Loudon's Bonny Woods and Braes'. Jim Rutherford. Two solo fiddle pieces with a short spoken introduction. At 1'50", Jim Rutherford talks about learning the fiddle at a young age and playing at dances across the county. Second piece, a schottische, begins at 2'44". (This is a variation of 'Lord Moira'.)

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