Usually known as "The Random Jig", but I prefer to call it by its alternative title. Thought to have been composed by 19th century fiddler James Hill. He was born in Scotland (Dundee I think), but spent most of his life in Tyneside, so his tunes (many of which are hornpipes) became part of the Northumbrian tradition.
This was posted in response to a recent thread entitled "POXY MELODY PLAYERS", in which there was a discussion about the fact that a bunch of random notes does not constitute a tune.
One of Hills great tunes. The Angels of the North combine this with Robert Topliffe’s three-parrter version of Elsie Marlie for the innumerable 5 verse 48bar dances that exist. Its a cracking set and terribly North-eastern.
Angels of the North
There must be some mistake…
I took the ABC file to the concertina.net midi player, and this just doesn’t sound at all like richard thompson’s setting on _strict tempo_. what’s up with that?
I don’t have that album, Matt, but I just had a listen to a clip of that track over at amazon.com, and got enough from that. The tune I heard in that clip was the Hexham Quadrille https://thesession.org/tunes/2179, not the Random Jig.
thank you dow — wasn’t sure anyone would see this query! do you mean the the track on _strict tempo_ is the hexham quadrille? richard thompson got it wrong???? i will have to rethink my universe. anyway, i may have to buy a mando, just to play that tune.