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Thread #3395   Message #20333
Posted By: Louis Killen
31-Jan-98 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Keilder Hunt / Kielder Hunt
Subject: RE: Keilder Hunt
Hello folks, Bill sorry not to have replied to your email. I set it aside for later work but was overwhelmed by other things. I'm glad Judy was able to supply the text which is very close to James Armstrong's original that he published in his collection of poems "Wanny Blossoms". He lived in Bellingham, Northumberland, where the River Reed joins the North Tyne. The Kielder hunt was centered on that northern part of the N. Tyne valley - most of which is under water now. By the By, The song is about the Charltons who dominated that area, all the people named in the song are Charltons.