“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
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’."
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”