Whitfield Brow (Air in 3/4)
This is one of mine.
If it slots into a category, it is that of several tunes in the repertoire of the developed Northumbrian smallpipes that I think of as "the wistful 3/4s" - slowish though rhythmical airs expressing nostalgia for a place (e.g., Sweet Hesleyside, Rothbury Hills, or Kathryn Tickell’s recent one Farewell To Rothbury), or maybe commemorating someone (e.g., Lament For Ian Dickson). Whitfield Brow ‘seems’ to go at their sort of pace.
Whitfield Brow is a low rise overlooking a popular picnic place, at the foot of the moors by the Bollihope Burn in Weardale, County Durham (UK). Long-abandoned quarry workings and other industrial relics give the place (for me) a decidedly pensive feel.
I really enjoy listening to this tune and I have started to work out bits of it when you play it at the Elm Tree, Nicholas.
Now that I have the dots, I will try and learn it properly! Lovely tune :-)