Ryhope Colliery Hornpipe
A super hornpipe of Northumbrian origin.
Nice tune (though I think those jumps in bar 6( and 14) are going to give me headaches!)
Nice tune though its range is tricky.
Ryhope is a coastal village on the southern edge of Sunderland. It was a mediaeval farming village, added to in Victorian times by a colliery (now closed).
Old dance or march tunes with definite links to places or composers in the "old" County Durham, including Sunderland, seem hard to come by, once one is away from South Tyneside.