This tune was apparently found in a manuscript and then given its submitted name by Northumbrian piper Jack Armstrong many years ago now. (There were two prominent pipers in the last century called Jack Armstrong - I don’t know which one found this tune.)
Whittingham is a little village at the head of the River Aln which in due course flows past Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The tune has probably been around, and I shouldn’t be surprised if it’s in the database under another name. I’ve put it down more or less as Kathryn Tickell plays it on her album "The Northumberland Collection". I’ve always heard it played as a rhythmic slow air rather than as a real waltz, and certainly prefer it that way.
It was also recorded by Northumbrian mountain dulcimer player, the late Phil Ranson.
Whittingham Green Lane
See also "The Northumbrian Piper’s Tune Book"
Whittingham Green Lane - mistake in music transcription
Bar 9 should read: G3 B d2 - the same as Bar 1 of the tune.
Alice ELLIS, the composer of WHITTINGHAM GREEN LANE and THE COTT, accompanied Jack (Armstrong - Northumbrian bagpipes) on the Celtic harp on broadcasts and on a number of recordings for the BBC. MONEY MUSK was his father’s best tune and the one always requested by Jack’s mother.