Pauline Cato's Northumbrian Choice
This book of Northumbrian tunes and the accompanying recordings reflect the beauty and variety of the region - haunting slow airs can be found alongside exciting reels and jigs. Also included are some of the oldest known Northumbrian tunes, along with some recently adopted tunes, some well-known songs and, of course, tunes with variations, an important part of the Northumbrian tradition.

Northumbrian music is currently increasing in popularity as is its own instrument, the Northumbrian pipes. This collection is an excellent introduction for anyone new to Northumbrian music and will ,of course, be of interest to those who are already enthusiasts. It can be seen as a 'survival guide' to the Northumbrian session... it is suitable for any instrument and includes chords for accompanists.

Pauline Cato is a virtuoso of the Northumbrian pipes and she has recorded all the tunes in the book on two albums where she is accompanied by George Welch and Andy Gregory.

The book is enhanced greatly by a series of wonderful photographs of the region taken by Pauline's father, Danny Cato; foreword by Jim Lloyd, discography, bibliography, this package is a must for all lovers of Northumbrian music.


Athole Highlanders

Barrington Hornpipe

Because He was Bonny Lad

Bellingham Boat

Biddy the Bowl Wife

Black Cock of Whickham

Blow the Wind Southerly

Bob and Joan

Bonny at Morn


Buttered Peas

Canny Newcastle

The Cliff

Come Ye Not from Newcastle?

Corn Riggs

Crooked Bawbee

Come Out of the Amrey

De'il Amang the Tailors

Derwentwater's Farewell

My dear and only love

Durham Rangers

Flower of Northumberland

Fairly Shot of Her

Fair Maid of Whickham

Felton Lonnen

Friendly Visit

Grand Chain

Harlequin's Jig

Harvest Home

The Hawk

Herd on the Hill

Hesleyside Reel

Wedded in My Auld Claes

Hexham Races

High Level Hornpipe

Holmes' Fancy

Jimmy Allen

Johnny Armstrong

Keelman Ower the Land

Keelman's Petition

Keel Row

Feet Still Geordie Hinny

Lads of Alnwick

Apprentice lads of Alnwick

Lads of North Tyne

Lamb Skinnet

Lamshaw's Fancy

Lemonville Jig


Linhope Loup


Madame Bonaparte

Mason's Apron

Mile to Ride

Millicent's Favourite

Minstrel's Fancy

Miss Thompsons Hornpipe

Morpeth Rant

My Dearie Sits Ower Late

Nae Good Luck Aboot Hoose


New High Level

Peacock Follows the Hen

Pet of the Pipers

Garfield's Hornpipe

Proudlock's Hornpipe


Redesdale Hornpipe

Remember Me

Roxburgh Castle

Rusty Gulley

Saddle the Pony

Saint Anne's Reel

Salmon Tails

Sheffield Hornpipe

Sir John Fenwick's

Small Coals Little Money

South Shore


Squire of Bensham


'Til the Tide Comes In

Wade Hampton's Hornpipe

Ward's Brae

Welcome to the Town Again

Whinham's Reel

Whinshield's Hornpipe

Whittingham Green Lane

Wife of My Own


Winster Gallop