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 Theme code Index    3536 5532
 Also known as    Miss Forbes' Farewell to Banff
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    ENGLAND(North East), ENGLAND(North West), ENGLAND(West Midlands)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Barry Callaghan
 Book/Manuscript title    Hardcore English
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 29
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2007
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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<abc float="left"> X: 1 T:Bill Hall's No2,aka. RH.338 R:rant S:Rev.R.Harrison's MS,c1815,Cumbria N:aka Bill Hall's No2, by Isaac Cooper. N:No time signature in MS. O:England A:Temple Sowerby,Cumbria Z:vmp.Simon Wilson. Review PJH, 2008. M:2/4 L:1/16 Q:1/4=95 F: 2010-05-09 12:43:58 UT K:D DE|F3A AFED|F2A2 B2d2|A3A AFED|F2E2E2 DD|! F3A AFED|F2A2 B2d2|A3B AFED|F2D2D2:|! |:Ac/e/|dcde dcBA|BcdB A3G|FAcA GFED|F2E2E2 AB/d/|! dcde dcBA|BABc e3B|A3B AGFE|F2D2 D2:|] </abc>

BILL HALL'S NO. 2. AKA and see "Miss Forbes' Farewell to Banff." English, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This version of the well-known Scottish tune "Miss Forbes' Farewell to Banff" (composed by Isaac Cooper of Banff, 1754-1820) is sourced to a fiddler and concertina player named Bill Hall, from the Pennine area of Baldersdale [Callaghan, 2007]. This is a remote region in north Yorkshire, known for its harsh conditions. The tune came via Sam Fawcett, another Yorkshireman and a neighbour of Hannah Hauxwell. Hauxwell (b. 1926) is well-known to British audiences as the subject of two documentaries on the BBC, which chronicalled the almost unendurable conditions of farmers in the High Pennines in winter. Hauxwell ran the family farm singlehandley for many decades, without running water or electricity, but became a celebrity due to the documentaries.

Printed source: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 29.