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Tunes for the Battle of Flodden

Jack Campin 28 May 13 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,guest 28 May 13 - 06:02 PM
Tattie Bogle 29 May 13 - 12:16 PM
Jack Campin 29 May 13 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,leeneia 30 May 13 - 11:20 AM
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Subject: Tunes for the Battle of Flodden
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 May 13 - 10:33 AM

I put together a bunch of Scottish tunes relating to the Battle of Flodden:

http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Flodden.abc

I may get round to including the stories behind them, but meanwhile this should be handy for anyone doing a commemoration.

I threw in a lot of different versions of The Flowers of the Forest, as that's an unusually variable tune.


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Subject: RE: Tunes for the Battle of Flodden
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 28 May 13 - 06:02 PM

There is a lovely modern traditional northumbrian tune called Flodden Field by Roy Hugman in his book Simply northumbrian


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Subject: RE: Tunes for the Battle of Flodden
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 May 13 - 12:16 PM

Thanks Jack.
There is also a CD of songs coming out later this year (Greentrax recordings)with the 500th anniversary in mind. I herad Robin Laing sing his song for the occasion a few weeks back, and it will be on the CD.
See: http://greentrax.com/music/product/the-battle-of-flodden


My friend, Anne Renshaw, has also written a beautiful song called "Branxton" which is more accurately where the battle took place.


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Subject: RE: Tunes for the Battle of Flodden
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 May 13 - 12:43 PM

I was aiming to collect tunes that had an at-least-halfway-plausible backstory connecting them to the time of the battle - tunes that a re-enactment group might be able to make use of. (Those operatic elaborations of Flowers of the Forest are obviously stretching it). Did I leave any out?

Oddly I've never read anyone claiming that Hey Tuttie Tatie had any link to Flodden. Despite the story linking it to Bannockburn, 200 years before. Something doesn't add up there.


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Subject: RE: Tunes for the Battle of Flodden
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 May 13 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for your efforts, Jack. I enjoyed the tunes.


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