JAMES HILL THE "PAGANNINI OF HORNPIPE PLAYERS"

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    This unusual memorial to James Hill a noted nineteenth century musician is the work of the N.Yorkshire based artist Peter Coates and sits in Bottle Bank opposite the Hilton Hotel and close to the Sage Concert Hall in Gateshead. This is the area where James Hill lived and composed tunes that are classics to this day. Born in Scotland in 1811 he lived worked died here. The names of some of his most famous compositions are inscribed on the balustrade on the right of the larger than life fiddle, while the inscription on the base plate records him as "James Hill of Bottle Bank" and tells us that he was "most active between 1842 & 1852. James Hill's music is still played today, a book by the author Graham Mitchell Dixon records his achievements.
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    What does this mean? Attribution License
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8521690@N02/15429071262/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2014-10-02T17:17:11
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