Annotation:Wild Hills of Wannie's (The)

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WILD HILLS OF WANNIE'S, THE. English, Air and (sometimes) Waltz (3/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Raven): AB (Kennedy). "Wild Hills of Wannies" is a slow air (sometimes played as a waltz) version of the Irish jig “Rollicking Boys of Tandaragee (The)” AKA “Hills of Glenorchy (1),." See also the cognate “Old Grey Cat” and “Smuggler's Reel.” The 'Wild Hills of Wannie' is the name for a hilly area between Newcastle and Woodburn in Northumberland, England. The hills take their name from the River Wansbeck (the beck in Wansbeck is unrelated to the Viking word for a stream, as has been suggested; rather, the name Wansbeck derives from the Anglo-Saxon waeganspick possibly meaning `wagon bridge'.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 76, p. 37. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 137.

Recorded sources: -Kathryn Tickell - "Common Ground" (1988). Park Records PRKCD90, Kathryn Tickell - Strange but True" (2006). Topic Records, Billy Pigg - "The Smallpipes of Northumbria" (1974).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Kathryn Tickell's version on [2]

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