Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tolkien - The Hornpipe

Bill Gall sent the the following today:


This tune comes from the pen of Tommy Jackson, last Pipe major of the Irish Ranger's and first Pipe Major of the Royal Irish Regiment. Tom is now retired from the military but continues to compose many nice wee tunes that is playable by all grades.
"The Tolkien" was inspired by 'Lord of the Rings' I believe.His friend and mentor was Pipe Major of the Army School of Piping, Pipe Major Robert Pinkman of the King's Own Scottish Borderers,who composed the well played reel "Itchy Fingers"He also has a catchyHornpipe/March called, 'Peel Avenue', which I'll dig out for you.

Bill Gall (Jock) Tea Gardens NSW

- Peter W

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