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ROWLEY BURN. AKA - "Rowly Burn." English, Hornpipe (whole time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by J. Forster Charlton, who edited the first Northumbrian Pipers' Tune Book (1970). He also served as Secretary of the Northumbrian Pipers' Society from 1959-1970.
Rowley Burn is a trout stream in Hexhamshire, South Northumberland, that meanders gently to Devils Water, then on to the River Tyne. There was a battle at Rowley Burn in late 633 at which Oswald, brother of Æthelfrith king of Northumbria, killed Cadwallon, king of Gwynedd, who had previously defeated and killed Edwin, king of Northumbria. Oswald became king of Northumbria after the battle.