By Forster Charlton. Transcribed from the NSPipes playing of Joe Hutton.
I love it!!!!!!!!!!! Kinda’ has a happy-go-lucky kinda’ feel to it.
Oh, and, dy’ya’ be havin’ any idee were the name comes from.
Rowley Burn is a stream in Hexhamshire, South Northumberland. Funnily enough it’s only a few metres down the road from Stefan Sobell’s workshop. The countryside round there is gorgeous - nice for a drive on the narrow winding roads and maybe a picnic, especially if the sun is shining and it’s a nice day.
Beautiful Northumbrian hornpipe, deserves to travel. Glad it’s made it into the Tunes list.
See also this Irish tune which has some similar twists and turns https://thesession.org/tunes/7982.
“The Charlton Memorial Tune Book:”
": a Collection of Tunes for the Northumbrian Small-Pipes and the Fiddle"
The Northumbrian Pipers’ Society - 1956
Collected and edited by Alan Hall & W. J. Stafford
Page 50: :Rowley Burn ~ C: J. P. Charlton