Bellingham Boat (The)

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 Theme code Index    5421 5432
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Robert Whinham (?)
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Hall & Stafford
 Book/Manuscript title    Charlton Memorial Tune Book
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 4
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1974
 Artist    High Level Ranters (The)
 Title of recording    Northumberland for Ever
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Topic 12TS184
 Year recorded    1968
 Score   ()   

BELLINGHAM BOAT, THE. English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Callaghan): AABB' (Raven). The tune has been attributed by the Pipers' Society Tune Book and the High Level Ranters (sleeve notes on "Northumberland For Ever") to Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. Dixon (1995) could find no corroborating evidence, however. Bellingham (pronounced 'Bellinjum'), says Dixon, is primary town on the North Tyne. The melody is also in the mid-19th century music manuscript copybook of William Hall Lister (East Boldon, near Newcastle), where it appears simply as "Quadrille."

Source for notated version: the music manuscript of L. Baty, dated 1883, now in the Beamish Museum [Dixon].

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 56. Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 68. Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1974; p. 4. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 113.

Recorded sources: Topic 12TS184, High Level Ranters - "Northumberland for Ever" (1968). Topic 12TS239, George Hepple & Donald Ridley (et al) - "Bonny North Tyne."

T:Bellingham Boat, The
C:Possibly Robert Whinham (1814-1893)
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