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Thread #104600   Message #2151693
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
18-Sep-07 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Abbots Bromley Tunes

There sees to be something missing from that transciption of Robinson's Tune as I've come to understand it over the years (and as can be heard on the various films on YouTube of Thaxted, Pipe & Bowl etc.) - or is it more a case of something having been added?

Thanks for the info Captain, a clear picture is at last beginning to emerge.

Many years ago I was playing Robinson's Tune on a penny whistle whilst sitting in a Northumbrian woodland; becoming aware of a certain presence, I looked up to see a fallow deer buck watching me from a distance of about twenty yards. I kept playing; he kept watching. At the time my head was full of mythological images, Cernunnos & 'Herne' etc, so this encounter seem of especial significance. Over twenty years on, every time I play the tune on my penny whistle (the same Bb brass Generation I bought at the Rothbury Festival in 1984!) I get the same creepy feeling that he's watching me still...