The Whitehaven Volunteers barndance

Also known as March Of The Whitehaven Volunteers, The White Haven Volunteer, The Whitehaven Volunteer.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Whitehaven Volunteers has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Whitehaven Volunteers
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d>c |B2 (3BBB B>cB>A | G2 G2 G2- G>D | G2 B2 d2 B2 | e>dc>B (3ABA d>c |
B2 c>B A>cB>A | G2 (3GGG G2- G>D | E2 c2 A2- A>F | G2 G2 G2 :|
|: d>c |B2 d2 d2 e>f | g2 d2 d2- d>c | B2 d2 d2 B2 | A>^GA>B (3ABA d>c |
B2 (3ddd d2 (3def | g>ag>f g2- g2 | B2 G2 B>AG>F | G2- G2- G2 :|
X: 2
T: The Whitehaven Volunteers
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dc |B2 B2 BcBA | G2 G2 G2 GD | G2 B2 d2 B2 | edcB A2 dc |
B2 cB AcBA | G2 GF G2 GD | E2 c2 A2 F2 | G2 G2 G2 :|
|: dc |B2 d2 d2 ef | g2 d2 d2 dc | B2 d2 d2 B2 | A^GAB A2 dc |
B2 d2 d2 f2 | gagf d2 g2 | B2 D2 BAGF | G2 G2 G2 :|

Five comments

“Whitehaven Volunteers” ~ a tune of many guises

This tune can be used as a schottische/barndance with swing, or it can be played straight and almost in a march style, it can be accompany the Gei / Gay Gordons and also makes a great set with others for the contra dance Petronella…

"Petronella"
Key signature: Dmajor
Submitted on October 27th 2002 by SPeak.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1083

"Green Mountain Petronella"
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on July 8th 2005 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4695

“Whitehaven Volunteers” ~ notated as 2/4

"A Northern Lass: Traditional Dance Music of Northwest England"
Compiled and edited by Jamie Knowles
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995
ISBN: 1-899512-16-0

Page 15: "Whitehaven Volunteers"

Noel, “Angels of the North” & “Gay Gordon”

"Earl Gray" ~ strathspey
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on July 6th 2005 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4678

"Angels play this (Earl Grey) as a flat Cumbrian hornpipe and link it with "Whitehaven Volunteers" for the ‘Gay Gordons’."
~ Noel

Now maybe that will bring Noel out of the woodwork and he’ll add a transcription for the way they play it… And maybe Nox too?

Hetty? ~ Anybody up in Cumbria?

X: 2 “The Whitehaven Volunteers”

Bare bones…