Sheet Music: Blaydon Races

TitleBlaydon Races
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeA4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-08-22
Last updated2014-08-22
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Categories
Marches, Sports music, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 22 August 2014

Tune of the Day: Blaydon Races

Traditional English tune

This famous folk song was written in the 19th century by George “Geordie” Ridley, a Tyneside concert hall song writer and performer. It is regarded by many as the unofficial anthem of Tyneside and is frequently sung by supporters of Newcastle United Football Club and Newcastle Falcons rugby club. Blaydon is a small town in Gateshead, situated near Newcastle upon Tyne, in North East England.

“Blaydon Races” is also one of the the Regimental Songs of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the modern descendants of The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!