John composed this tune as a commission by a local canal association. The Queen in question was one of the canal boats of yesteryear around Kirkintilloch. It can be played both as a slow air with a similar rhythm to Scots Wha' Hae, or as a song using the lyrics which were from a 1920s poem by an unknown author with the initials JGM.The-Queen
John Hinton plays fiddle and has composed many fine tunes over the years, particularly with the folk band he founded, Campsie Scottish Folk Players. His background is classical originally but he also has a strong involvement in the Trad and Folk field.
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