Hareshawhead Strathspey

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HARESHAWHEAD STRATHSPEY. English, Strathspey. England, Northumberland. D Major (Hall & Stafford): A Major (Dixon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. Dixon finds the title references a farm called Hareshawhead on the Bellingham to Otterburn road in Northumberland.

Source for notated version: the 19th century music manuscript of C. "Kit" Liddell [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 47. Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1974; p. 60.

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