Hindley Steel Hornpipe

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HINDLEY STEEL HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. Graham Dixon (1995) discovers that Hindley Steel was a remote homestead farm near Wark Forest at Henshaw Common, Northumberland, north of the Roman Wall. It was the home in the 19th century of Tommy Armstrong, a piper and fiddler, whose manuscript recorded a number of Whinham's tunes.

Source for notated version: Annie Snaith [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 34.

Recorded sources: Common Ground CGR001, Border Spirit - "Hindley Steel."

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