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X:1 T: Saughey Rigg C:Robert Whinham M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:F AB|cfdB AcBG|FcaF EcGE|F...

SAUGHEY RIGG. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. . Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. Saughy Rigg is a farm at Melkridge, near Haltwhistle, Hexham, Northumberland, on the Roman Wall, now converted to a bed-and-breakfast. A family named Fidler lived there in the 19th century, coincidently, says Graham Dixon (1995) who were well-known in the area as fiddlers and horse-dealers (see “Mrs. Fidler’s Fancy”).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - an unattributed 19th century manuscript in the Beamish Museum (set in the key of G Major); the late 19th century manuscript of C. “Kit” Liddell [Dixon].

Printed sources : - Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 32.

Recorded sources: -

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