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The Navvy on the Line/The Lochmaben Hornpipe

Navvy on the Line
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The Navvy on the Line was composed by James Hill (1814-1860), who lived his short adult life in Gateshead and Newcastle (although he was born in Dundee). He composed many hornpipes, some of which are still played widely today.

I got The Lochmaben Hornpipe from a small collection of dance tunes from 1932; in there it said it was found in "an old manuscript found in Dryhope Tower." I have found it in other collections under various names, including Douglas, Huntsman's Hornpipe; Untitled Hornpipe and Murray's Hornpipe.

This set and other tunes played at Scottish Sessions can be found in The Glasgow Slow Session Volume 1, available from my Online Store.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |