chrisormston’s twenty-nine comments

  • Bridge End Inn, Ovingham

    Last Wednesday of the month. 8.30 start. Mainly Northumbrian music on pipes, fiddle, accordeon, concertina. 7 minutes walk from Prudhoe Railway Station. more…

  • Re: Tunes that do nothing for you

    Caddam Woods, Lemonville Jig, Hogmanay Jig, and all of those Nellie-the-Elephant two-steps that ignorant people think are Northumbrian! more…

  • It's very similar to a tune called the Roman Wall, more widely-known as the Eavesdropper, so whether it can be considered as a Billy Pigg composition is open to question. Then again, the Rolling Stones stole his Gypsy's Lullaby for You Can't Always Get W... more…

  • Re: Dervish in Bellingham

    Makes a change from sightings of big cats! Round my way we have the Whitley Bay Linx! more…

  • Tourist Dross!

    The new Amazing Grace! more…

  • The blatant plagiarism from Lennon/McCartney in the final bars is intentional - that's what I was playing when the "band" arrived. Not an original idea of mine though! Blame Matt "The Seatles" Seattle for that!!! more…

  • Good News

    John of the Greeny Cheshire Way will soon be back in print after years of unavailability more…

  • And its not a waltz!!

    There isn't a category for Retreat Marches! more…

  • oops written on 02.07.07 more…

  • I wrote this on 02.02.07 following a weekend of bagpipe music in Okehampton, Devon. On 30th June 2007 a group of men sporting 'Okehampton Pipe Band' badges gathered in the Plymouth Inn. Someone commented "I never knew Okehampton had a pipe band!" whereu... more…