The Whitehaven Volunteers march

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

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Whitehaven Volunteers has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Whitehaven Volunteers
R: march
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: march
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…

Key signature: Dmajor
Submitted on October 27th 2002 by SPeak.

“Green Mountain Petronella”
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on July 8th 2005 by ceolachan.

“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.

“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?