Gardner Lads (The)

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GARDNER LADS, THE. AKA - "Gardiner Lads." English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The composition is credited in Köhlers’ Violin Repository (Edinburgh 1881-1885) to the great 19th century hornpipe composer and fiddler James Hill, of Tyneside, Newcastle. However, it is credited to Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler originally from Morpeth, in the 19th century William Green music manuscript.

Source for notated version: William Green ms., in the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 70 (appears as "Gardiner Lads"). Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 2 , 1881-1885; p. 143.

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