Alston Flower Show
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ALSTON FLOWER SHOW. The tune is attributed to Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. Dixon (1995) says there is no direct evidence linking the tune to Whinham, but older Northumbrian musicians maintain that it is Whinham's work. Supposedly Whinham composed it while staying at the farm of a man named Armstrong, at Slaggyford, south of Alston, when the annual Flower Show was in progress, says Dixon.